Martin Lynch and Lisa May direct Lynch's Edinburgh Festival hit Chronicles of Long Kesh, running at the Tricycle Theatre from 15 March until 17 April, with press night on 16 March 2010. Set and costume designs are by David Craig, with lighting design by Conleth White. Chronicles of Long Kesh is produced by Green Shoot Theatre productions.
Chronicles of Long Kesh tells the story of Long Kesh/The Maze from its opening in 1971 to the day it closed in July 2000 as a result of the Good Friday Agreement. Whilst dealing with all the major events at the prison such as the 1974 burning of the camp, the Dirty Protest, The Hunger Strike and The Great Escape, Chronicles of Long Kesh also explores individual experiences of the inmates. Who were these people? What kind of impact did imprisonment have on their lives and that of their families? And what kind of impact did it have on the prison officers?
The cast is Billy Clarke (Freddie), Chris Corrigan (Eamon), Jo Donnelly (Thumper), Marty Maguire (Oscar), Andy Moore (Hank) and Marc O'Shea (Toot).
Performances: Monday - Saturday at 8pm
Saturday mats at 4pm
Press night 16 March at 7pm
Midweek mats 24 March & Wed 7 April at 2pm
Location: Tricycle Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR
Phone 020 7328 1000
In person 10am - 9pm Monday - Saturday, 2 - 9pm on Sundays
Photo credit John Baucher