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National Anthem


  • Playwright

    Colin Bateman 

  • Setting

    Northern Ireland, 2010

  • Synopsis

    A poet and a composer from opposite sides of the religious divide are commissioned to compose a national anthem for Northern Ireland.

  • Play Type

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  • Cast Notes

    In the original production the final 'National Anthem' was performed by the Band of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and the Belfast Operatic Company

Original Production

Original Cast  
Blind Alan Alan McKee
O'Hare Miche Doherty
Miller Stuart Graham
Manager Nina Logue
Sean Niamh Quinn
Production Team  
Director Rachel O'Riordan
Lighting Designer Simon Bird (1)
Sound Designer Adam Booth
Fight Director James Cosgrave
Music by Conor Mitchell
Press Officer Joe Nawaz
Company Manager Eibhlin de Barra
Project Manager Kelly-Anne Collins
Production Manager Lisa-Marie Cooke
Stage Manager Pauline McKay
Assistant Stage Manager Patsy Hughes
Set & Costume Designer Stuart Marshall
Set Construction Stevie Bamford
Costume Construction Anna Donovan
Production Photography Chris Hill
Outreach Director Paul Kane
Tour Relights Russell Allardice
Assistant to Director Paula McCafferty

Unpublished Scripts

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.