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The Flats (Belfast 1971)


  • Drámadóir

    John Boyd 

  • Suíomh

    The present.

  • Achoimre

    The Catholic working-class Donellan family live in a block of flats in 1969 Belfast, which is being patrolled by the British army. The women of the family are anti-violence, but the men seek to actively defend the home and family, describing the struggle of life as being that of privilege versus underprivilege, rather than motivated by religious difference. With tension rising in the area, an angry Protestant crowd begins to march on the flats; meanwhile, a neighbour of the Donellans, and one of the last remaining Protestants in the flats, runs into the street to get help for her ailing mother. Tragedy results, and the play ends with death and mourning.

  • Cinéal Dráma

    Drámaí Ginearálta

    Líon na Míreanna

    Dráma Fada

  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


Céad Léiriú

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Joe Donellan Joe McPartland (1)
Captain Newman of the British Army Michael Menaugh
Sean Cullen Alex McClay
Monica Moore Kathleen McClay
Voice of Radio Free Ulster Liam O'Callaghan
Brid Donellan Maureen Dow
Malachy Murray Jack McQuoid
Adam Bill Hunter
Phil Peter Templar
Gerard Donellan Pat Brannigan
Kathleen Donellan Bernadette Keenan
Foireann Léirithe  
Stiúrthóir George Mooney
Dearthóir Mary McCracken
Bainistíocht Stáitse Sean Burns
Bainistíocht Stáitse Cassandra Fusco
Bainistíocht Stáitse William Stewart
Feisteas Maureen Complisson
Fuaim Thaifeadadh David Kenny

Scripteanna Foilsithe

  • Teideal

    Collected Plays 1: The Flats ; The Farm ; Guests.

  • Bliain


  • Foilsithe ag

    Blackstaff Press

  • Seoladh

    Blackstaff House, Wildflower Way, Apollo Road
    Belfast BT12 6TA
    Northern Ireland

  • Guthán

    + 44 (0)28 9066 8074

  • Ríomhphost

  • Suíomh Idirlín

Eolas Faoi Chearta

  • Críoch

    All Territories

  • Cinéal Cearta

    All Rights

  • Teagmháil

    Gavin Boyd

  • Seoladh

    1 The Granary
    Down BT23 5FH
    Northern Ireland

Foinse Eolais

Information for this entry was taken from the published script, and from the original production programme and press cuttings held at the Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.