Festival on Tour
Bailed Out! (Fishamble: The New Play Company): 23 Sept - 4 Oct
'A national event… the arts community has the guts to do what the political system has failed to do.' - Fintan O’Toole on ‘Guaranteed!’
‘Hell is at the gates.’
On November 28th 2010 Brian Lenihan, Ireland’s Minister for Finance, alone at the airport en route to Brussels looked into the snow and thought, ‘This is terrible. No Irish minister has ever had to do this before.’
Bailed Out! tells the story of how Ireland fell into the jaws of the Troika.
Following the smash-hit success of Guaranteed!, hailed by President Michael D. Higgins as ‘a very important play’, Fishamble presents this new drama-documentary by playwright and journalist Colin Murphy.
Based on official accounts and off-the-record interviews, the actors take up these documents for a stripped-back production, to embody a myriad of national and international figures as they wrestle with the crisis. You will come away informed, enraged and perhaps a little heart-broken.
Contains strong language.
Cast and Creative Team:
- Directed by Conall Morrison
‘has injected a new and vital ingredient into the Irish theatre landscape.' – The Irish Independent