The Playhouse presents The Monk, The Bird, and the Priest by Liam Campbell Wednesday 16th May 2018 to Saturday 19th May 2018 8pm

Directed by Kieran Griffiths

Set in the 1950s, The Monk, The Bird, and the Priest tells the story of life, education, mercy and malice in a Catholic Boys'  College in Ireland. For some of the pupils their schooldays are the making of them, for others they are a living and crushing hell. For the established order of the ecclesiastical teaching staff, the chief tormenter of whom is nicknamed The Bird, no humiliation, no beating, no mental torture is too savage in the righteous shaping of their wards. But for one principled priest, Father Jude Connolly, every day presents an opportunity to offer a resistance against the ruthless and established regime, and a chance to shine a little Grace and replenishing light into the lives of these Catholic boys.
Based upon the first-hand accounts and real-life experiences of former pupils, this dramatic exploration of life in an Irish Catholic College in the fifties is by turn, moving, harrowing, inspiring and bejewelled with moments of dark comedy. This original new work by playwright Liam Campbell is a must see.

Contains some strong language. Suitable for ages 13+

Tickets £10 (opening night offer all tickets £5 on Wednesday 16th May)

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