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Drama of the bailout

THE night the bank guarantee was agreed by the Government is to be transformed into a new play.

Guaranteed! tells the story of the night the Government gambled €440bn on the banking system here.

Written by journalist and documentary-maker Colin Murphy, and based on official documents and off-the-record interviews, the production reconstructs Ireland's banking boom and bust– seen from inside the corridors of power.

Fishamble will present public, semi-staged dramatisations of the piece this month in advance of the fifth anniversary of the guarantee. The show will tour Newbridge, Blanchardstown, Dun Laoghaire, Ballymun, Bray, Tallaght and Waterford theatres.

Fishamble: The New Play Company is funded by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council.