Event date & time:
05.11.2016 at 19:30
The Gaiety Theatre
Livin’ Dred Theatre Company & Verdant Productions
In association with The Gaiety Theatre present
The Kings of the Kilburn High Road
Written by Jimmy Murphy | Directed by Padraic McIntyre
“brilliantly written and acted play…. a production not to be missed” Irish Examiner
“A delicate line between comedy and tragedy” The Sunday Times
“Sterling cast” Sunday Business Post
“skillfully constructed” New York Times
Livin’ Dred Theatre Company & Verdant Productions in association with the Gaiety Theatre present The Kings of the Kilburn High Road at The Gaiety Theatre this November for strictly two weeks only.
Critically acclaimed worldwide including New York & London, The Kings of the Kilburn High Road, written by Jimmy Murphy & Directed by Padraic McIntyre, opens at the Gaiety Theatre on Tuesday 1st November until Saturday 12th November 2016.
Starring Phelim Drew (Once, My Left Foot, Playboy of the Western World), Malcolm Adams (Alone It Stands, Stones In His Pockets), Arthur Riordan (Writer of The Train & Rap Eire with Des Bishop), Seamus O’Rourke (Ride On!, Beauty Queen of Leenane) and Charlie Bonner (Dancing at Lughnasa, RTE’s Rebellion).
The Kings of the Kilburn High Road tells the story of group of young men who leave 1970s Ireland in the hope of making their fortunes in England. Twenty-five years later only one, Jackie Flavin, makes it home, but does so in a coffin. When the five Irish friends gather in the side room of a London pub for an informal wake – they drink to the memory of a lost friend. Secrets are revealed and lies are uncovered as they journey through their lives as they dream of their place in a new Ireland.
The Kings of the Kilburn High Road was adapted into a motion picture, directed by Tom Collins, and premiered at the Taormina Film Festival (Italy) June 2006. It was also selected as Ireland's official entry for the 2008 Academy Awards for best foreign-language film.