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In High Germany


  • Playwright

    Dermot Bolger 

  • Setting

    The action takes place on Platform 4 of Altona railway station, Hamburg just after midnight on 19 June, 1988.

  • Synopsis

    Set during the 1988 European Football Championships, In High Germany explores the dilemma facing Irish international soccer fans who live outside Ireland and for whom following Ireland on their European excursions has become a matter of personal as well as national identity. The play looks past the olé mania to explore the lonely, surreal and increasingly sad dilemma of the best pals who now see each other only at internationals and part company at railway stations, pensiones or cafes to return to their new lives and new homes abroad.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male



Original Cast  
Eoin Stephen Brennan (1)
Production Team  
Director David Byrne
Designer Ned McLoughlin
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Production Manager Rupert Murray
Stage Director Michael Higgins(1)
Assistant Stage Manager Millie Magnier
Stage Carpenter Fred West
Wardrobe Mistress May Sullivan
Chief Electrician James McConnell
Company Director Michael Colgan (1)
Company Deputy Director Marie Rooney
Company Deputy Director Anne Clarke




The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.