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The Examination


  • Playwright

    Feidlim Cannon  Gary Keegan 

  • Notes

    This production went on to win the Best Production Award at the 2019 Dublin Fringe Festival Awards and the 2019 Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. 

  • Synopsis

    Based on historical research and interviews with current life-sentence serving prisoners, The Examination is a probing exploration of healthcare and human rights in the prison system in the UK and Ireland. 

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    29 March 2019

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Brokentalkers and School of History at UCD. 

  • Producer

    Produced by Brokentalkers

  • Original Venue

    Project Arts Centre

  • Venue Notes

    Performed in the Space Upstairs

Original Cast  
Performer Willie White (2)
Performer Gary Keegan
Production Team  
Director Feidlim Cannon
Director Gary Keegan
Researcher Catherine Cox
Associate Director Rachel Bergin
Composer Denis Clohessy
Lighting Designer Stephen Dodd
Costume Designer Sarah Foley
Movement Director Eddie Kay
Animation Gareth Gowran
Set Designer Ger Clancy
Assistant Set Designer Robert Nolan (2)
Set Construction Artfx Dublin
Production Manager Barry O'Donovan
Stage Manager Barry O'Donovan
Chief LX Colin Doran
Public Engagement Officer Sinead McCann
Producing Support Gwen Van Spijk
Social Media / Administrator Michelle Cahill
Publicist Jenny Sharif

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

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