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Shadow Of A Gunman, The

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Sean O'Casey's drama about a peddler and a poet in 1920s Ireland. Read More >

Set in a tenement building in the Dublin slums, May 1920, The Shadow Of A Gunman charts the daily lives of its occupants: the peddlar, Seumas Shields, and the poet, Donal Davoren. They talk, dream and tease out their hours like an urban Vladimir and Estragon: trapped between the rock of the IRA and the hard place of the infamous Black and Tans. High comedy combines blends whimsically with the tragedy of lives lived under a brutal occupying power, to create one of the great plays of the 20th century.

Dominic Dromgoole returns to the Tricycle to direct the first play of O’Casey’s Dublin Trilogy.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 30/09/2004

Opening Night: 04/10/2004

Closing Night: 06/11/2004

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Cast & Creative


Director - Dominic Dromgoole

Designer - Michael Taylor

Author - Sean O'Casey