The Dead School is set in the Ireland of the 1970s; a country crashing headlong into the warring forces of change and tradition.

In The Dead School, Schoolmaster Raphael Bell is devoted to traditional teaching values. On the other side, Schoolmaster Malachy Dudgeon loves rock music and makes rules only in order to break them. When these two men and all they represent come together, chaos is only round the corner.

The drama of The Dead School dances between the past and the present, and music and song are seamlessly interwoven in this powerful story of the love men leave behind in the pursuit of what they think life is.

For more about The Dead School at the Tricycle theatre, read the First Night Feature.

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