Prairie Flower

An East End gangster's tale as you've never heard it before.
Prairie Flower at Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Image: Upstairs at the Gatehouse


Genre: Drama
Venue: Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Started: Wednesday 12 September 2018
Closed: Saturday 6 October 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available


An East End gangster's tale as you've never heard it before.

Better known as Skinny Dan or Longdog, Danny O'Halloran was a villain in the old fashioned sense of the word.

A contemporary of the Great Train Robbers, 'Mad' Frankie Fraser and all those old-school London gangsters, he robbed banks for a living.

But, unlike the infamous Kray twins, he never sought the spotlight.

After a life spent shuttling in and out of jail, scrapping to survive and leaving plenty of broken bones in his wake, Longdog died in 2005.

Prairie Flower is set in that year.

Written and performed by Danny's son Ryan Simms, this one man play turns a family's dark past into a compelling new piece of theatre.

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Postal address:
Highgate Village
London N6 4BD

Box office tel: 020 8340 3488

Box office email: -

Location map for Upstairs at the Gatehouse


Previews from:Wednesday 12 September 2018

Closes:Saturday 6 October 2018

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Sunday - 4-00pm

Saturday - 4-00pm (29th Sep & 6th Oct)


£18 - £22


Ryan Simms


Author: Ryan Simms
Director: Paul Caister

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