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Brothers in Arms


  • Playwright

    Sam Millar 

  • Synopsis

    Set in the home of the Mullan brothers – one a dissident republican, the other a Sinn Fein MLA – on the day of their father’s funeral, BROTHERS IN ARMS explores the legacy of the Troubles for those who served in prison and their families. Each brother has his own strong beliefs, and despite their mother’s pleas for peace, old family resentments and terrible secrets rise to the surface in this portrayal of a family torn apart by political difference.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    01 February 2012

  • Production Notes

    The first instalment of Green Shoot Productions three-play commission, The Ulster Trilogy.
  • Producer

    Produced by Green Shoot Productions

  • Original Venue

    Belfast Waterfront

Original Cast  
Nora Mullan Helena Bereen
Peter Mullan B.J. Hogg
Michael Mullan Tony Devlin
Frank Mullan James Doran
Production Team  
Director Martin Lynch
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Fight Director Jo Donnelly
Project Manager Stephanie Martin
Production Manager David Stuttard
Stage Manager Charlotte McBrearty
Assistant Stage Manager Niall Cullen
Set & Costume Designer David Craig
Administrator Deirdre Ashe

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Green Shoot Productions

  • Address

    Unit 2, Northern Whig Building, Bridge Street
    Belfast BT1 1LU
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    +44 (0)28 9029 1555 / +44 (0)28 9031 5337

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Source Of Information

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