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  • Playwright

    Gearóid Ó Cairealláin 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Dario Fo

  • Author Notes

    Aistrithe ón Iodáilis.
  • Setting

    San Iodáil, go luath sna 1970í.

  • Synopsis

    Inspired by the death of an anarchist held in Police custody, this play opens with a character called ‘Maniac’ being brought into a Police Station. What follows is an expertly woven piece that’s as much an outrageous comedy as it is a thought provoking piece about the big question–what is the true story. this play explores police brutality as well as relationships among the police, the media and the political establishment.

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  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Bleachtaire Niall Cusack
Bleachtaire Gearóid Ó Cairealláin
An t-ainrialaí Pádraig Ó Tuairisc
Garda Seán Mac Seáin
An t-iriseoir Máire Andrews
Bleachtaire Donncha Ó Corrbhuí
Production Team  
Director Gearóid Ó Cairealláin
Set Designer Aedin Cosgrove
Lighting Designer Conleth White

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Aisling Ghéar

  • Address

    Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, 216 Falls Road
    Belfast BT12 6AH
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)28 9020 8040

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