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Nicholas Furlong - One of Ireland's Foremost Authors





Nicholas Furlong

Drinagh Lodge, Wexford
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An historical documentary play on an epic scale given a Brechtian treatment by the Abbey Theatre Director, Tomás Mac Anna. 

Wexford Opera Festival 1965

"One of the greatest stage productions of 1965" Seamus Kelly, "Quid Nunc", Irish Times.

"A great primitive." Donagh Mac Donagh



A satirical review linking the town combatants in class, church and family blended with the Bohemian participants in the Opera Festival. 

Wexford Opera Festival 1966

"Franciscans denounce Wexford Show." Irish Times

"Franciscan's prior hits at satirical play." Irish Independent

"We Franciscans deplore the fact that such an image of Wexford is being projected. Furthermore, it could be a source of scandal to youth." Fr. Mel Duffy: Statement to the Press and read in church

"A frivolous, light-hearted piece of nonsense in which they satirised the Festival itself." Director Tomás Mac Anna, Abbey Theatre

"A harmless and enjoyable send-up of the Wexford Festival and of people who are prominent in it." Seamus Kelly, Irish Times.



A review commissioned by the Gaelic Athletic Association to celebrate one hundred years of exciting growth, dominant influence, inter-parish combat combined with national fervour and unifying sporting joy in 1984 at Dun Mhuire Theatre, directed by Tomás Mac Anna of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. 

"Purple and Gold was a tremendous success. The production drew capacity attendances and audience reaction was tremendous." The People

"The script envisaged a new experience, a new type of visual production in total theatre." Tomás Mac Anna, The Echo.



Open Air Street Theatre with a large cast told the story of the French Revolution's outbreak and brought into particular focus the mob orator and bootmaker, Joseph Kavanagh, from Ferns, County Wexford, who successfully fuelled the mob's fury. 

Storm the Bastille, Abbey Square, Enniscorthy – July, 1989: Directed by Harry Ringwood for the bicentenary commemoration of the French Revolution. 

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