"physical, loud, sweary, funny, perfectly choreographed, terrifying and still, again, funny""The Observer
For three decades, Long Kesh, aka the Maze Prison, was home to both Republicans and Loyalists in an era of riots, hunger strikes and ‘The Troubles’. Martyn Lynch’s dramatic portrayal of life on the inside tells a painful and shocking but very funny 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 and devastating.
In Chronicles of Long Kesh, wild and irreverent humour smoothes and soothes years of pain. There is freedom in laughter. After an award-winning run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2009, Belfast-based Green Shoot Productions brings Long Kesh to life in this remarkable night at the theatre.
BACKGROUND READING AND MORE INFORMATION
BBC news feature
The making of Chronicles of Long Kesh
Feature article on playwright Martin Lynch
Maze Prison to become peace centre
Playwright: Martin Lynch
Directors: Lisa May & Martin Lynch
Set & Costume: David Craig
Musical Director: Paul Boyd
Lighting: Conleth White
Fight Director: Paul Burke
Producer: Elizabeth Murphy
Performers: Billy Clarke, Jo Donnelly, Chris Corrigan, Marty Maguire, Andy Moore & Packy Lee