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Basra Boy


  • Playwright

    Rosemary Jenkinson 

  • Setting

    East Belfast, 2010s

  • Synopsis

    Follows the lives of Speedy and Stig, two youths in East Belfast. They imbibe loyalist flute-band culture, but also drugs, before Stig joins the British Army and is stationed in the Middle East. He loses a leg in battle, and returns a changed man.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

Original Cast  
Speedy John Travers
Production Team  
Director Tony Devlin
Set Designer Niall Rea
Lighting Niall Cullin
Sound Designer Justin Yang
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Brassneck Theatre

  • Address

    243 Falls Road
    Gaeltacht Quarter
    Belfast BT12 6FB
    Northern Ireland

  • Website


Source Of Information

Source from company material and press cuttings.