Full Length Play
Time Period - 1940s / WWII, 1930s
Settings Of Play - Multiple locations including Liverpool, Dublin and Hollesley Bay
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Professional Theatre, Large Stage
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Tony, From Broadway
WINNER! Tony Award for Best Play, 1970
WINNER! New York Drama Critic's Circle Award for Best Play, 1970
The soul of a poet is captured in this award-winning play. 16 year-old Brendan Behan is sent from Ireland by the IRA to blow up some British ships. He is caught, imprisoned, tried and sentenced to a reformatory. After three years, he is released and renounces the 'revolution' forever.
"A happy song about tragedy of life, one of the best plays to come to Broadway in a long time." - NBC
Borstal Boy premiered at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in October 1967 under the direction of Tomas MacAnna. The play subsequently moved to Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre in March 1970 also directed by Tomas MacAnna.