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I Am Tonie Walsh


  • Playwright

    Phillip McMahon  Tonie Walsh 

  • Notes

    Co-commissioned by THISISPOPBABY and Project Arts Centre.

  • Synopsis

    Known as Ireland’s Godfather of Gay, Tonie Walsh is a living legend. For decades he has fought tirelessly for civil rights – for housing rights, women’s rights, and queer rights – while the country changed around him. Legendary DJ, club impresario, historian, activist and master storyteller; Tonie tells the story of Ireland’s seismic social change from someone who has lived through it, gloriously, after dark. And he’s here to tell us why there’s still fire in his belly.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

Original Cast  
Performer Tonie Walsh
Production Team  
Director Tom Creed
Set & Lighting Designer Ciaran O'Melia
Sound Designer Alma Kelliher
Costume Designer Tonie Walsh
Producer Jennifer Jennings
Production Manager √Čanna Whelan
Stage Manager Cian Mulhall
Graphic Design Niall Sweeney
PR Sorcha O'Flanagan
Photographer Luca Truffarelli
Promotional Video Maurice O'Brien (2)
Associate Producer Aisling Ormonde
Assistant Set Designer Freya Gillespie
Assistant Lighting Designer Benedict Conran
Chief Electrician Gary Maguire
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth
Set Construction John Stritch

Unpublished Scripts

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Source Of Information

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