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The Hostage            Main House

By Brendan Behan

25 October – 3 November

Matinee 3 November at 2.30

Audio described 1 November at 7.30 & 3 November at 2.30


‘The Hostage’, which could be best described as hilarious tragedy, is set in a Dublin lodging-house of doubtful repute and features a cast of odd and eccentric characters. Into this setting is brought a young English soldier who has been captured by the IRA. What follows is a peculiarly Irish mixture of love story, farce and tragedy with songs and music. A wildly entertaining slice of 1950’s Dublin life.

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