The Laughing Boy by Jack Harte returns to The New Theatre this Tuesday!
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND after a successful September 2021 run, we’re delighted to be having them back.
“T’was on an August morning, all in the dawning hours.”
Michelle Lucy and Owen O’Gorman
The play draws on Jack Harte’s engagement with Greece. In 1974 he was there to witness the fall of the Military Junta, and 40 years later he was back in Athens and discovered the huge impact of Brendan Behan’s song – The Laughing Boy. Jack had a play produced in one of Greece’s ancient amphitheatres. The Laughing Boy is an imaginative and absorbing tale of theatrical and political history.
Jack Harte also wrote Language of the Mute (The New Theatre, 2015), The Mysterious History of Things (Viking Theatre, 2016), Lugh and Balor (Ancient Theatre of Maroneia and Theatre of Komotoni, Greece 2016), Killing Grandad (The New Theatre, 2020), The Pleasureometer (Fight Back Festival 2020) and Outside the Club of Culture (Push Forward Festival 2021).
Gerard Lee directed Killing Grandad in March 2020. He is also the writer of A New Day and Mangan’s Last Gasp (Bewley’s Café Theatre), One is Not Oneself (The New Theatre), Unlucky for Some (Theatre Upstairs) and This Old Man (The Viking Theatre).