As part of our sold out Whatsonstage.com Outing to Chronicles of Long Kesh at the Tricycle Theatre last night (30 March 2010), theatregoers were treated to a post-show Q&A with the six-strong cast.

Martin Lynch's play, which premiered in Belfast last January prior to its acclaimed transfer to the Edinburgh Festival, tells the story of the Long Kesh (better known as Maze) prison, which closed in July 2000 as a result of the Good Friday Agreement.

Whilst dealing with all the major events at the prison such as the 1974 burning of the camp, the Dirty Protest, The Hunger Strike and The Great Escape, the play also explores individual experiences of the inmates.

Directed by Lynch and Lisa May, the ensemble cast features Billy Clarke, Chris Corrigan, Jo Donnelly, Marty Maguire, Andy Moore and Marc O'Shea, all of whom took part in last night's Q&A session.

Highlights of the discussion included the cast recounting testimonies of former Long Kesh inmates, the 'amazing' reaction to the play's premiere in Belfast (including what it was like to perform it in actual prisons), and the juxtapositional use of Motown music.


The Q&A lasted 25 minutes, and was chaired by Whatsonstage.com deputy editor Theo Bosanquet. To listen, click the 'play' button above.

For further info on upcoming WOS Outings, click here