Theatre: Johnny I hardly Knew Ye
By Jim Nolan
Sat 1 Apr 2017
Cost: 16 / 14
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Riverbank Arts Centre
Set in a provincial newspaper office in the Irish Midlands in the run up to Easter 2016, the privately owned Inishshannon Chronicle has just been acquired by a media conglomerate and the new brush is about to sweep clean.
As the newspaper’s staff adjust to radical changes in its structure and ethos, the town it serves prepares to celebrate a tenuous connection to the Easter Rising. The revelation that this connection is not quite what it seems puts the Chronicle’s editor on a collision course with both his new bosses and the local business and political community.
‘Jim Nolan has an unapologetic affection for small-town life. But it never blinds him to its dangers and its faults.’ Sunday Independent
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