On McQuillan's Hill


Rural Northern Ireland, 1999. Fra Maline, proud IRA man, returns home - released early from prison under the Good Friday Agreement - and to celebrate his daughter throws a welcome home celebration at the local community hall on McQuillan's Hill.
On McQuillan's Hill at Finborough Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Black comedy
Venue: Finborough Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Closes: Saturday 29 February 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


A vicious black comedy from a playwright called "Ulster's Martin McDonagh" (The Guardian), On McQuillan's Hill confronts the horrors of abuse and absurdities of sectarian violence, with coruscating humour but always with insight, as it touches on memory and identity, love across the divide and the corrosive legacies of conflict.


Originally produced by the renowned Tinderbox Theatre Company in 2000 at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, On McQuillan's Hill now receives its long-overdue English premiere.


Synopsis


“There's a lock o' new houses down in the village and there's a Sinn Féin advice centre and the shop's a Spar now, but nothin' much else is different.


The whole world is changin' and Gentry stays the same.”


Rural Northern Ireland, 1999.


Fra Maline, proud IRA man, returns home - released early from prison under the Good Friday Agreement - and to celebrate his daughter, Theresa, throws a welcome home celebration at the local community hall on McQuillan's Hill.


But Fra is more interested in resurrecting his relationship with his secret gay lover Dessie, and behind everyone's back, Fra's sister, Loretta, has bought the hall and turns up ready to renovate after a twenty-year unexplained absence on the mainland.


With the Good Friday Agreement in a precarious state, bitter memories, secrets from the past, and long buried lies are calamitously exposed …


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London SW10 9ED

Box office tel: 0844 847 1652

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 4 February 2020

Closes:Saturday 29 February 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 3-00pm

Sunday - 3-00pm


Tickets


Previews:
£14

Standard:

Prices until 16 February 2020:

£18

except Tuesday Evenings £16 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £18 all seats.


Prices from 18 February 2020:

Tickets £20

except Tuesday Evenings £18 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £20 all seats. 


Concessions:

Prices until 16 February 2020:

£16 concessions


£10 tickets for Under 30's for performances from Tuesday to Sunday of the first week when booked online only.


£14 tickets for residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on Saturday, 8 February 2020 when booked online only.


Prices from 18 February 2020:

£18 concessions


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Cast


To be announced

Creatives


Author: Joseph Crilly
Director: Jonathan Harden
Production: Doreen Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre

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