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Thursday 13 December 2018

New play by Eamonn Colfer in Opera House this week

James Freeney as Rupert in Eamonn Colfer's The Child is the Father of the Man
James Freeney as Rupert in Eamonn Colfer's The Child is the Father of the Man

Esther Hayden

A new play by Wexford playwright, Eamonn Colfer, will be staged in the National Opera House this week.

Eamonn founded Aisling Theatre in 2015 with the intention of producing his own material. Since then, has presented Montauk Point, Within the Veil, Ghost Radio, Dumpton, The Breakwater and Master Storyteller - Félim O' Flaithulach.

All the works are an ongoing theatrical exploration of various forms of control - be it personal, political or otherwise. This new work, The Child is the Father of the Man, further develops this theme.

The two-act play is an exploration of controlled opposition and is set against the backdrop of small-town gang culture. The lead is played by local actor James Freeney, who recently graduated from the Gaiety School of Acting.

He is supported by Fintan Kelly who has just finished filming season eight of the HBO series Game of Thrones.

The cast is completed by Martin Brennan making his debut Wexford performance. The Child is the Father of the Man will be staged at the Jerome Hynes Theatre from August 8-11 at 8 p.m.

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