The Red Iron by Jim Nolan

National Opera House, High Street, Ferrybank South, Wexford, Ireland

15th – 17th February

Ballycogley players Drama Group present their Full Length Festival play “The Red Iron” written by Jim Nolan and directed by Ellen Cloney.


This is a new play set in Waterford in 2017, and it will be the first time this play is performed by an amateur drama group. As ever with Jim Nolan’s writing there is a good mix of drama and comedy, dealing with a difficult subject in a sensitive and captivating way.


Synopsis of Play
As crowds gather on Waterford’s Quay to greet the county’s vanquished All-Ireland hurling team the now middle-aged members of a teenage gang return to the city’s long abandoned Red Iron Bridge to remember their recently deceased friend. The revelation of events surrounding the former hurling star’s death and the unexpected return of a long-exiled associate unravel the cords that bind the gang and expose the fragile nature of a thirty year old friendship.

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