Back by popular demand.
A stripped back production of a new play by Colin Murphy, directed by Conall Morrison. A dramatisation based on documentary sources about the bank guarantee. On the night of September 29, 2008, the Taoiseach and Minister for Finance decided to guarantee Ireland’s banks – to the tune of €440 billion. Guaranteed! tells the story of that night, and how they got there.
Written by journalist and documentary-maker Colin Murphy, and based on official documents and off-the-record interviews, Guaranteed! reconstructs Ireland’s banking boom and bust – as it was seen from inside the corridors of power. An ensemble of actors plays a myriad of ministers, bankers and bureaucrats as they wrestle with the unfolding crisis.
You will come away informed, enraged and perhaps a little heart-broken. We have stripped back our assets for a recession-friendly, bare-bones presentation where we will hold on to our scripts, while you can hold on to your wallets.
‘Tired of waiting for a parliamentary inquiry, the Irish public this week flocked to see Guaranteed! in search of answers’ Financial Times
‘Excellent cast…remarkable…an outstanding debut’ Sunday Times
‘Cleverly crafted farce makes us laugh til it hurts…deft and deeply intelligent script is a superbly researched and cleverly shaped reconstruction…It is, in the proper sense, a national event, a piece of theatre that performs a real public service…the arts community has the guts to do what the political system has failed to do’ Fintan O’Toole, Culture Shock, Irish Times
‘brilliant…a gripping production…It has dramatic momentum and a nuanced script, which is extremely well researched’ Dan O’Brien, Economics Editor, Irish Times
‘a very important play, a very fine treatment of a complex topic…Colin Murphy has served us all very well…I think people should come and view it. It’s very, very good.'
President Michael D Higgins
‘I really enjoyed the play…great pace and excitement’ Patrick Honohan, Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland
Fishamble: The New Play Company is funded by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council. Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland.