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The Quare Fellow archiveBased on Behan's own experience of 14 years internment in Mountjoy for his Republican activity, The Quare Fellow is set in an Irish prison and is a subtle condemnation of capital punishment. Described by Behan himself as "a comedy-drama", it has a large ensemble of brightly drawn, colourful characters with vivid dialogue. Its construction is highly original in that the audience never see or hear the condemned man who, in a sense, is the central figure. The Quare Fellow was premiered in Dublin in 1954 and first presented in Britain by Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East in 1954. The subsequent six-month West End run of a play with such a sharp political impact at a time when judicial hanging was still practised by the British and Irish governments, was unprecedented. 50th Anniversary production The Quare Fellow website.
Performers Sean Gallagher, Jason Kavanagh, Kieran Cunningham, Tony Rohr, Sean Campion, Nick Danan, Matthew Dunphy, David Ganly, Ciaran McIntyre, Gary Lilburn, Paul Lloyd, Christopher Logan, Gerard Rooney, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Patrick Lynch, Jay Simpson, Oengus MacNamara.
Author Brendan Behan. Company Oxford Stage Company. Director Kathy Burke. Design David Rogers. Lighting Chris Davey. Sound Fergus O'Hare. Music Philip Chevron.

The Quare Fellow

The Quare Fellow (Play) production archive for QTIX code T810814145. Details of all The Quare Fellow archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1751625152

Archive Listings

25 May 05
2 Jul 05
The Kiln (formerly Tricycle Theatre)
Inner London
Greater London
13 Apr 04
8 May 04
The Kiln (formerly Tricycle Theatre)
Inner London
Greater London
6 Apr 04
10 Apr 04
Theatre Royal
North Yorkshire
30 Mar 04
3 Apr 04
The Playhouse
23 Mar 04
27 Mar 04
Theatre Royal
Bury St Edmunds
2 Mar 04
6 Mar 04
Citizens Theatre
24 Feb 04
28 Feb 04
Coliseum Theatre
Greater Manchester
12 Feb 04
21 Feb 04
Liverpool Playhouse

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