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Northern Stage (previously known as Newcastle Haymarket Playhouse)
Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 7RH
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Set in nineteenth-century Ireland, the story focuses on the arrival of British Soldiers to a small Gaelic Community. Their mission is to perform an ordinance survey but the language barrier leads them to problems. Gaelic place names get replaced with English ones causing conflict and misunderstanding with the local people. Although humour and pathos are used throughout the play, it still seriously tackles a universal problem that is affecting the human condition.