Diarmuid’s in the dock in Duggan play

Diarmuid plays David Duggan's acclaimed Denizen.
Diarmuid plays David Duggan's acclaimed Denizen.

He’s more used to the stage but Diarmuid De Faoite will find himself in the dock of Bishop Street courthouse when he plays Denizen next Monday night.

Dave Duggan’s acclaimed ‘Denizen’ moves to the courthouse for a three night run and Diarmuid said the courtroom setting scared the “wits out of him.”

“The rehearsal we had in the court and being physically present in court was scary,” he said. “There will be quite a different audience in the courthouse than the one we had in Rathmor.”

Written in verse, Denizen is about the last republican dissident who challenges himself to build a future without violence.

“I jumped at the opportunity to play Denizen,” said Diarmuid. “It’s a play that will encourage debate. The language Dave Duggan uses is beautifully poetic.”

Starring alongside a cast that includes John Duddy and Orla Mullan, Diarmuid describes Denizen as a one man show with a cast.

“It’s a real multimedia experience using screens and images from real life and around the world.

“Denizen challenges the audience but he’s also challenging himself, is there a way he can put the gun down? He’s getting older and as he does life changes. He’s now a grandfather and he loves his grandchild.”

The show runs from Monday to Wednesday. Tickets from www.millenniumforum.co.uk and on 71264455.