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The Hostage

Issue No. 2187

It’s Ireland 1958 and a young IRA man is sentenced to death by the British. The IRA reply by taking a British soldier hostage and bringing him to a squalid Dublin boarding house.

A classic by the brilliant Irish playwright Brian Behan. It is still as powerful and controversial as when it was first performed.

Southwark Playhouse, London
3- 20 February

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Tue 2 Feb 2010, 19:19 GMT
Issue No. 2187
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