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The Dead School

This show has now closed, please visit our London Shows page for a full list of current productions.

About the Show Less...

Set in 1970s Ireland, The Dead School is a powerful story of the love men leave behind in the pursuit of what they think life is. Read More >

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.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 22/02/2010

Opening Night: 24/02/2010

Closing Night: 13/03/2010

Running time: 2h30

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Cast & Creative


Sean Campion, Carrie Crowley, Peter Daly, Nick Lee, Gemma Reeves


Director - Padraic McIntyre

Producer - Nomad Theatre Network

Designer - Maree Kearns

Lighting Designer - Barry McKinney

Sound - Cormac Carroll

Author - Pat McCabe

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