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The Alternative

Michael Patrick, Oisín Kearney

Full Length Play, Drama

What if Ireland was still part of the United Kingdom? What if Home Rule had passed? What if there was no War of Independence? No Civil War? No partition? What if the island had only one soccer team?

 


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  • Winner! 2019 Fishamble's A Play For Ireland
    Nominated: 2020 Irish Times Irish Theatre Award, Best New Play

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What if Ireland was still part of the United Kingdom? What if Home Rule had passed? What if there was no War of Independence? No Civil War? No partition? What if the island had only one soccer team?

The year is 2019 and it is the eve of the Referendum. British Prime Minister Ursula Lysaght is returning to her hometown of Dublin to convince voters to Remain. With the threat of chaos in the streets, and personal conflict behind the scenes, the final debate is set to begin at BBC Dublin: Should Ireland leave the UK?

 

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“… The Alternativeexplores much bigger questions about nationalism, democracy, and who gets left behind.” – Financial Times

“Its invention shines out in a festival line-up that mostly sticks to more familiar ground...” – Financial Times

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Michael Patrick

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Oisín Kearney

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