Cast announced for On McQuillan’s Hill at Finborough Theatre

Casting has been announced for the English premiere of On McQuillan’s Hill by acclaimed Northern Irish playwright Joseph Crilly at the Finborough Theatre, London.

On McQuillan's Hill Finborough Theatre

The English premiere of acclaimed Northern Irish playwright Joseph Crilly’s On McQuillan’s Hill opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four-week limited season on Tuesday, 4 February 2020.

When proud IRA man Fra Maline is released early from prison, his daughter throws a welcome home celebration at the local community hall.

Unknown to the revellers the hall has been bought by Fra’s sister, Loretta, who turns up ready to demolish it after a twenty-year absence across the water.

Bitter memories and lies long buried in the bog threaten to resurface as an accidental family reunion descends into pitch-black farce. Nothing ever changes in Gentry…

A vicious satire from a playwright hailed as “Ulster’s Martin McDonagh” (The Guardian), the play gets under the dirty fingernails of small-town Northern Ireland, confronting the horrors of abuse and the corrosive legacy of conflict with explosive wit and an insider’s eye for detail.

On McQuillan's Hill cast Finborough Theatre

The cast of On McQuillan’s Hill are Helena Bereen. Gina Costigan. Julie Maguire. Kevin Murphy. Declan Rodgers. Johnny Vivash.

Originally produced by the renowned Tinderbox Theatre Company in 2000 at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, On McQuillan’s Hill now receives its long-overdue English premiere.

The Production is directed by Jonathan Harden, with set and costume design by Norman Coates, lighting by Mike Robertson and music and sound by Declan Feenan. The play is presented by Doreen Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre.


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