Cast ‘take to the cage’ for rehearsals

The cast of Over the Wire, (L-R) Andy Doherty, Gerry Doherty , Martin Bradley, and Pat Lynch rehearing in The Playhouse.
The cast of Over the Wire, (L-R) Andy Doherty, Gerry Doherty , Martin Bradley, and Pat Lynch rehearing in The Playhouse.
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In January 2013 The Playhouse opened its UK City of Culture programme with a play about five prisoners in Long Kesh jail in Belfast in 1974.

The critically acclaimed and hard hitting sell out piece was described by Irish Theatre Magazine as “a play that looks beyond questions of justification and the rights and wrongs of the Northern Irish conflict, to explore instead the loneliness and despair of the individual, caught in a particular moment of history”.

The Derry Journal at the time said: “‘Over The Wire’ is perhaps the most captivating theatre commissions Derry has hosted in recent years... there is no doubt the cast should prepare for a long spell in the cage as ‘Over The Wire’ seems set to run and run.”

The Playhouse heard the call, and will now restage ‘Over the Wire’ by multi award winning local writer Seamas Keenan from Tuesday 18- Saturday 22 March.

The play will be remounted with a larger capacity to meet the demand. Well known actors Martin Bradley, Andy Doherty, Pat Lynch and Micheál McDaid will team up with new cast member Gerry Doherty for the piece.

Tickets are £12/£10 and are available now on www.derryplayhouse.co.uk