The Playhouse presents Over the Wire by Seamas Keenan Tuesday 18th March 2014 to Saturday 22nd March 2014 8pm

It's 1974, rioting prisoners have set fire to Long Kesh jail in Belfast and much of the prison is destroyed.

This critically acclaimed play by multi award winning writer Seamas Keenan follows five prisoners now pitched into a world of violence, paranoia and hunger as they struggle against British soldiers, each other and their own personal demons.

This powerful and captivating play was met with critical acclaim and hailed as an "impressive calling card" from the city when it toured to Glasgow in May 2013, the only piece commissioned for Derry~ Londonderry's 2013 UK City of Culture programme announced to tour outside of Northern Ireland.

"A GRIPPING, brutal, at times bleakly funny exploration of institutionalism and paranoia" THE SCOTSMAN

"short, sharp and sometimes shocking, with Keenan's script illustrating the pains of confinement with a gimlet-eyed lack of sentimentality devastatingly portrayed by a fine ensemble cast" **** THE HERALD

‘...exceptional... powerful yet provocative... the audience was hooked from the moment they stepped into the unique theatre setting...' **** BELFAST TELEGRAPH

 

£12/ £10

Performance Extras

Please note- This play contains strong language, nudity and scenes of that some audience members may find disturbing. Over 18 only.

Limited Seating available.

Photos GC Photographics

 


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