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God's Country


  • Playwright

    Colin Bell 

  • Setting

    Belfast, the present day (2010)

  • Notes

    'God's Country' won the Audience Award at the 2010 Belfast Festival at Queen's.

  • Synopsis

    MLA Patricia Williamson is preparing to speak at a charity ball. It’s her first public appearance since the stroke which ended the career of her MP husband James. Stepping out from his giant shadow, it’s Patricia’s chance to establish herself as a political force to be reckoned with. Her advisors know that the speech will come under intense scrutiny as she addresses the murder of a young gay man by Lithuanian workers in her constituency. They know it’s a time for condolence, a time for sensitivity, and an opportunity to show that the party has learned something from Iris. What they don’t know is that Patricia’s son is about to arrive home from exile in London with his partner Jonathan, and some ideas for a speech of his own.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Patricia Laura Hughes
Gillian Claire Lamont
Jamie Paul Mallon
Jonathan Patrick Buchanan
James Ivan Little

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Tinderbox Theatre Company

  • Address

    The Crescent, 2-4 University Road
    Belfast BT7 1NH
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)28 9043 9313

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Source Of Information

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