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The Horse Trading Diaries


  • Playwright

    Shane Burke (2) 

  • Setting

    St. Patrick's week. Limerick city. 1965.

  • Synopsis

    Ernesto 'Che' Guevara visits the hotel owned by a famed Irish rebel, but for Frank, the hotel porter, things have never been so grim. The guests get stranger by the day: a horse trader claiming to be Guevara's cousin, a mysterious holy man who sees apparitions, an interpreter with an ulterior motive. The hotel's 'good name' is at stake. Hot water bottles are exploding, plots are being hatched. Everyone is in the crossfire...

  • Play Type

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Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    27 August 2012

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Run Amok Theatre.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    The New Theatre

Original Cast  
Che Guevara Ian Meehan
Una Leah Egan
Tim Colm Kenny-Vaughan
Jeremiah Lewis Quigley
Frank Stephen O'Riordan
Michael Conor Scott
Production Team  
Audio Recording Sean Power
Director James McNulty
Lighting Designer Will Ritchie
Costumes Eimear Keating
Assistant Director Sahar Mohamed-Ali
Stage Manager Kelley Gissane
Poster Designer Ste Murray
Photography Ste Murray
Make-Up Ailbhe Ní Ríain

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Shane Burke, Run Amok Theatre

  • Address

    12 Orlagh Green
    Dublin 16
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)87 6117816

  • Email


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Source Of Information

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