“Repeat after me…. I came under hostile fire… I fired
at the target… to protect my own life and the lives of my comrades…”
A gripping new play which offers us an unseen perspective on the events of Bloody Sunday
and their aftermath, staged to coincide with the 50th anniversary.
Set mostly in real time during one of the most significant events of the Troubles, ONE PARA
tells the tale of a young paratrooper, Scarriff, on that fateful day in the Bogside in Derry in
January 1972. The play offers us and intriguing insight from both the British and Irish army’s
perspective; a contrasting glimpse of the contemporary procedures and processes of both
The history of those who deserted the British Army to join the Irish Army during the course
of the 20th century is a fascinating one, and this play offers us a dramatic snapshot based
around the life of one soldier with an interesting, hybrid background.
Special thanks to Kevin & Suzanne Cronin for their generous support.
Cast and Creatives
One Para by Gerard Humphreys
Directed by Anthony Fox
Adjutant Captain Senan : Eoin O’Sullivan.
Sergeant Hutton: Andrew Kenny.
Scarriff: Ethan Dillon.
Rachel: Amy Hughes.
Civil Rights demonstrator: Amy Hughes
All characters are fictitious.
Lighting Design: Cathy O’ Carroll
Set Design: Robert Ballagh.
Costume Design: Jessica Dunne.
Stage Manager: Eva Walsh.
Sound Design: Eoin O Murchu.
Scenic Artists: Lisa Krugel, Leanne Willars
Music: Ciara McElhom.
Voice Coach: Cathal Quinn.
Photography : Al Craig.
Fight Director : Ciaran O’Grady.
Ciara Mc Elholm : Musical Advisor
75 minutes running time. No interval.