Staged reading of new Duggan play at Forum

Dave Duggan.
Dave Duggan.

Dramatist and novelist Dave Duggan will stage a reading of his new play, Denizen’, at Derry’s Millennium Forum 
on Sunday, February 9 at 7.30pm.

Dave’s previous theatre work has been seen across Ireland as well as in New York, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Afghanistan.

Both RTE and the BBC have produced his radio and online drama.

His film and television work includes the Oscar-
nominated Dance Lexie Dance’.

Denizen’ is a new courtroom drama, written in verse, in which the last dissident, appearing in the court of public opinion, faces the question: can violence, either by the State or by citizens, build a future?

Dave, who lives in Derry, says the new work draws upon the long tradition of the 
application of dramatic art to difficult questions, in 
particular to questions of 
war, conflict, violence and peace.

The play will be read by actor Lloyd Hutchinson who recently played The Hobo and Tiresias in Field Day’s Sam Shepard premiere at The Playhouse.

Dave says: “This reading is 
a milestone in the development of a full-scale 
production.

“I’m delighted that 
Lloyd Hutchinson has 
agreed to read the part of 
Denizen.

“Orla Mullan and Sorcha Shanahan will read 
also. Sorcha played Red 
Maisie in my theatre and 
film piece, McLaughlins 
100’.”

Denizen’, written and 
directed by Dave Duggan, 
will be staged at the Danske Bank Studio, Millennium 
Forum, on Sunday, February 
9 (7.30 p.m.) Admission is 
£5.