Tintown, a one-man-show written during a Theatre Artist Residency in Sligo’s Hawk’s Well Theatre, is about a Dubliner who joined the IRA as a young man in the 30’s, was interned during WW2 and bore witness to the IRA’s decline and eventual collapse within the Curragh Camp.
It encompasses our violent past, the development of socialism and fascism within Ireland, and the political contradictions and absurdities of the time.
Meticulously researched through access to rare internee interviews, this piece was staged in November 2016 as a work-in-progress reading with a further two week's development carried out thanks to Arts Council funding in summer 2018.
“Mesmerising” Eoin McNamee, Irish Times.
First performed at The Factory Performance Space in April 2019.
Written and performed by Bob Kelly Directed by Niall Henry