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  • Playwright

    Bob Kelly 

  • Synopsis

    With the outbreak of WW2, the Irish government introduces internment without trial for all suspected IRA members, and Bernard Carroll is swept up with hundreds of others and held in a ramshackle internment camp on the plains of the Curragh. The camp is packed with left-wing revolutionaries, civil war veterans and republicans, all held without trial. There’s one catch – they can leave any time they want, provided they are willing to renounce violence and take an oath of loyalty to the Irish government. They stay.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

Original Cast  
Performer Bob Kelly
Production Team  
Director Niall Henry
Sound Designer Joe Hunt
Set Designer Diarmuid O'Flaherty
Lighting Designer Diarmuid O'Flaherty
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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from correspondance with the playwright.