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Leopoldville

Jaki McCarrick

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Full Length Play, Drama

6m

ISBN: 9780573110993

“But the climates of places are different, that’s all. Everywhere is Leopoldville, ya know? Everywhere. In Leopoldville I used to think there was a flaw in the design, the way people go on. But now, I just think it is the design. Kinshasa they call it now.”

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

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Strong Language

Based on the story of a real-life crime that happened at the tail-end of the longest recession in Ireland’s history, Leopoldville is a play about a gang of young men who rob a pub in a border town. Damaged lives are revealed and friendships profoundly tested as their crime spirals horrifically out of control.
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All Male

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Jaki McCarrick

Jaki McCarrick

Jaki McCarrick is an award-winning writer. Her play, Leopoldville, won the 2010 Papatango Prize for New Writing, and her most recent play, Belfast Girls, developed at the National Theatre Studio, London, was shortlisted for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the 2014 BBC Tony Doyle Award. It recently premiered in Chicago to much critical acclaim. Jaki’s short story, The Visit, won the 2010 ... view full profile

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William Castellan 19/12/2015 21:02
A "robbery gone wrong" or gone too far is usually the territory of film, but here it's a splendid study of what happens to youth with no hope or direction, and how good kids and "followers" can be swept up into terrible deeds.  Firmly set in Ireland, but young men like these can be seen in many an inner city or rural Nowheresville in other countries.  This one's on my list for sure.

The short story that preceded the play is a lovely bonus, with a surprising ending.  Thanks Sam French for spending the money on a few extra pages for that.

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