The Border Game

Full-Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  1w, 1m

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On a farm on the border, a fence is in need of repair after being destroyed by vandals. When Sinead finds Henry hungover in her field, she ropes him in to help. But rebuilding a fence is more complicated than it seems. What begins as a simple task soon turns to talk of their past, a reliving of old memories, and a relentless competition to come out on top.

A timely and powerful reflection on 100 years of the border in Ireland and how it has impacted those who live along it. Inspired by 100 testimonies from real people who live on the border.


"...wit and wisdom on Ireland’s schism..." - The Guardian
"a sparky response to the centenary commemorations... a piece guaranteed to kick off thorny conversations" - The Irish Times

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Michael Patrick

Michael Patrick was born and raised in Belfast, where he still lives today. In primary 6, he wrote a story of the nativity from the donkey’s perspective and his teacher told his mother that he was going to be a writer. He then went off to study Physics at Cambridge University ...

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Oisín Kearney

Oisín Kearney is from Warrenpoint, Co. Down. He studied Politics at the University of Cambridge. He now lives in Belfast, where he works as a writer and director for stage and screen.

Oisín localised Willy Russell’s script of Educating Rita to 1980s Belfast for the Lyric T ...

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