Green Shoot Productions present

CHRONICLES OF LONG KESH (past event)

A new play by celebrated playwright Martin Lynch
Thu 10th Mar 8pm
€18/€16
Chronicles Republicans, March 10th, Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge
Chronicles Loyalists, March 10th, Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge
Chronicles of Long Kesh, March 10th, Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge
CHRONICLES OF LONG KESH
“… ripping theatre” “A Must--See!” Sunday Times
“… superb performances work an unshowy magic…” The Guardian
“….directed with tremendous pace, gusto and conviction...” whatsonstage.com
“An important drama. Impeccably presented.” London Evening Standard
“… a production of winning images” “Vibrant and provocative…..” British Theatre Guide

A new play by Northern Ireland’s celebrated playwright Martin Lynch

For three decades, Northern Ireland’s infamous prison – Long Kesh – was home to both Republicans and Loyalists, in an era of riots, hunger strikes and “The Troubles”.  Martin Lynch’s dramatic portrayal of life on the inside tells a painful, shocking and poignant story of the day-to-day reality of history in the making.  Time is marked with Motown classics, prison breaks are conducted under the cover of Smokey Robinson, and the stories are angry, devastating and, at times, hilarious.
A huge crowd-pleaser, Chronicles of Long Kesh is told through the eyes of prison officers, Republicans and Loyalists, a rich assortment of patriots, chancers, leaders, wives, escapers and hypochondriacs! Full of 1960’s Motown songs and wild, irreverent humour, this is the inside story of The Troubles.

PLEASE NOTE: this production contains strong language and themes of an adult nature and as such is deemed unsuitable for those under the age of 16.

 

*ADVISORY: The trailer shown here contains strong language*

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