The Island

Presented and written by Tina Noonan

Set in the Autumn of 2022, when four successful South Dublin school friends, gather round a kitchen island to finally celebrate a win over a rival rugby school, 45 years later.

Inspired by ongoing historic revelations of abuse by pupils who attended Ireland’s most prestigious, private schools.

Directed by Seamus Moran

Cast:
Padraig Murray, Conor Donelan, Owen O’Gorman, Laurence Lowry and Ruairi Nicoll.

‘Noonan’s play, I believe, is a work of such importance for Ireland, a work of drama so powerfully close to the bone that several in the audience felt immediately resentful (always a good sign) and began to take up with reactionary complaints – too difficult, too triggering, too graphic for young ears. The language is raw, the subject matter substantial, but all of it I think, is necessary.’

Louise Roseingrave, Reporter/Journalist