Written by Frank McGuinness

Directed by Adrian Dunbar

Civic Theatre Tallaght

12-17 March 2012

 The Civic Theatre are delighted to announce the staging of Carthaginians at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght this March. Acclaimed actor/director, Adrian Dunbar, directs a brand new production of Frank McGuinness’ CARTHAGINIANS.

CARTHAGINIANS has often been acknowledged as one of the few enduring plays to have emerged from ‘The Troubles’.   An elegy for Bloody Sunday in Derry, it is the survival of tragedy, of intense grief which becomes the unspoken subject through the personal journeys of three women and three men who camp out in a graveyard awaiting the rise of the dead.

Dido is the outsider who brings daily pram loads of supplies including a script of his own attempt at a Troubles Play, The Burning Balaclava, the comic centrepiece which is surrounded by jokes, quizzes and encounters which pass the time of waiting.  Individual resurrections signal a community, like Carthage, rising from its ashes.

This production commemorates the 40th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.


For bookings please call the Civic Theatre on 01 4627477

Special offer tickets €8 ANY NIGHT.

Please quote ‘Gaiety School of Acting’ to avail of this discount





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