Chronicles of Long Kesh
Mon 15 Mar 2010 – Sat 17 Apr 2010
by Martin Lynch
Smash Hit of the Edinburgh Festival 2009!
“An evening combining skilled ensemble acting with powerful individual performances.” Ham & High
“An undeniably colourful and involving piece of documentary drama performed with passion and wit.”
‘Fierce and gripping, direct from Belfast and dripping with the sound, fury and black humour of that city… played out at breakneck speed on tremendous energy … snatches of the music of the day all sung a cappella… light relief and a period touch in one winning, theatrical flourish.’
‘Physical, loud, sweary, funny, perfectly choreographed, terrifying and still, again, funny.’
Written by Northern Ireland’s celebrated playwright Martin Lynch, the painful, shocking and hilarious story of Northern Ireland’s infamous prison – Long Kesh – told through the eyes of prison officers, Republicans and Loyalists, a rich assortment of patriots, chancers, leaders, wives, escapers and hypochondriacs!
A huge crowd-pleaser, full of 1960’s Motown songs and wild, irreverent humour.
Cast includes Billy Clarke, Jo Donnelly, Chris Corrigan, Marty Maguire, Marc O’Shea and Andy Moore
Creatives include Lisa May and Martin Lynch (Directors), David Craig (Designer), Paul Boyd (Music Director) and Conleth White (Lighting Designer)