Thursday 23 November 2017

Anglo show sells out after latest revelations

Colin Murphy watches the cast rehearse for his play Guaranteed, about the Anglo bailout, at the Draoicht theatre in Blanchardstown.
Colin Murphy watches the cast rehearse for his play Guaranteed, about the Anglo bailout, at the Draoicht theatre in Blanchardstown.
Caroline Crawford

Caroline Crawford

Q IT has been a huge hit with audiences but Fianna Fail politicians are continuing to give a play on the bank guarantee a wide berth. 'Guaranteed' by Colin Murphy has been a huge hit with an angry public, following on from the revelations in the Irish Independent through the Anglo Tapes.

As a result, it has been selling out shows throughout its run.

"I've been blown away by the response, it has been fantastic," said the playwright, Irish Independent theatre critic Mr Murphy.

The show looks likely to be a sell-out in Bray and Tallaght in the coming days, with sales for the Waterford show also brisk. However, despite sending invites to all elected representatives in the locations the play is showing, Fianna Fail members are continuing to shy away – especially from panel debates after the show. "We had someone lined up for Thursday, an ex-Fianna Fail politician, but they pulled out," explained Mr Murphy.

The playwright added that he was surprised by the level of interest in the panel debates by members of the audience.

After one showing this week, a member of the audience shared their own experiences of the bust, including losing her home and the stress of the financial worries.

Irish Independent

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