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BÁS TONGUE

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Manchán Magan 

  • Setting

  • Synopsis

    Mother Tongue is in the emergency ward; each focal ag cryáil amach for the kiss of life. In this bilingual exploration of the fragile soul of Gaeilge, a Béarlóir and a subtitle operator slug it out with tongue tying, grammar wrestling, dictionary massacres and a mutant version of the Pepsi challenge. It’s a celebration of language as weapon, chicaning into some farcical linguistics and a revelatory revival meeting for forgotten words.

    Presented bilingually with subtitles.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    1

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Ball den Fhoireann Manchán Magan
Ball den Fhoireann Roxanna Nic Liam
Production Team  
Director Willie White
Designer Kate Heffernan
Lighting Designer Eoin Winning
Costume Designer Emma Fraser
Production Co-ordinator Eoin Kilkenny
Stage Manager Mags Mulvey
Poster Design Alan Early
Illustrator Mark Wickham

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Manchán Magan

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

    manchanmagan@gmail.com

  • Website

    www.manchan.com

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