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5 reasons to see Haughey|Gregory by Colin Murphy

18 April 2019
5 reasons to see Haughey|Gregory by Colin Murphy
The brilliant Fishamble is back with Haughey|Gregory (Thu 25 - Sat 27 Apr), a real-life political thriller from writer Colin Murphy (A Day in May, Bailed Out!).
Here are our top five reasons you should book a ticket...

Haughey|Gregory is produced by Fishamble

Fishamble is an Oliver award-wining Theatre Company from Dublin. They are known for producing outstanding new work such as On Blueberry Hill by Sebastian Barry and Pat Kinevane's award-winning solo plays, including the Pavilion Theatre-supported Before. Fishamble has also produced Colin Murphy’s previous theatrical docudrama’s Guaranteed! and Bailed Out! which were later adapted for television.
Masterminding the A Play for Ireland project, Fishamble will produce winning play The Alternative by Michael Patrick & Oisín Kearney. The show comes to Pavilion Theatre for a week in September as part of Dublin Theatre Festival. Tickets will be on sale soon so keep an eye out on our website for more details!

Haughey|Gregory was written by Colin Murphy

Colin Murphy is a writer for stage and screen. He is known for writing docudrama style plays. Murphy has worked with Fishamble many times before with pieces like Guaranteed!, Bailed Out!, Inside the GPO, GPO 1818, and now Haughey|Gregory. Colin Muprhy also wrote A Day in May which played to rapturous acclaim at Pavilion Theatre earlier in April.

Haughey|Gregory has a knockout cast

Ruairí Heading (Tony Gregory) is a graduate from The Factory Screen Acting Programme and Bull Alley Theatre training company. He has been in productions such as A Chrismtas Carol (Viking Theatre), Game of Thrones and RTÉ's Rebellion.
Morgan C Jones (Charles Haughey) first gained prominence in the late 1980s as a stand-up comedian. He became a scriptwriter and performer on RTÉ's Nighthawks. Jones quickly established himself to be an actorand has since featured in plays like Borstal Boy and The Stuff of Myth. alongside TV roles in Vikings and Game of Thrones.
Janet Moran, Michael Glenn Murphy and Jonathan White fill out this fantastic Irish cast.

Haughey|Gregory is based on a true story

This play is based on true events that took place in the early 1980s. There had just been three general elections within 18 months in Ireland. The young were emigrating and the Troubles were ongoing. Community activists stepped up to fight for the Dublin's inner city, including firebrand independent Tony Gregory. In the second election of three in 1982, Tony took a surprise Dáil Seat.
Aware of how crucial indepenent votes were, Taoiseach Charles Haughey courted Gregory, coming up with the most radical anti-poverty scheme in Irish history. Hear the full story of how the so-called Gregory Deal came about, and what became of it, in Haughey|Gregory.

Haughey|Gregory has already been a hit with audiences and critics

Haughey|Gregroy a had a short sold out tour in 2018 including visits to the Abbey Theatre, Mountjoy Prison, Dáil Eireann and Croke Park. After the success of the tour, Fishamble has taken the show on a national tour.
It was huge hit with the critics with Irish Independent calling it “funny and fascinating” and saying “the wit is razor-sharp”. It also received 4 stars from the Arts Review.
Tickets are available with free booking online or, alternatively, by calling our Box Office on (01) 231 2929. You can also keep up with us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.