In the Name of the Son – The Gerry Conlon Story

What would you do if you received over £1 million pounds, became the subject of a hit movie, went to the Oscars and got to hang out with Daniel Day-Lewis?

$30.00 - $69.90 (service fees apply)
60 minutes, no interval
14 - 17 March 2024
Thu 14 Mar, 7:30pm - 8:50pm
Fri 15 Mar, 7:30pm - 8:50pm
Sat 16 Mar, 2pm - 3:20pm
Sat 16 Mar, 7:30pm - 8:50pm
Sun 17 Mar, 4pm - 5:20pm

This incredible true story chronicles the aftermath of Gerry Conlon's release from prison, where he spent 14 years as one of the Guildford Four – a group wrongly convicted of a bombing by the IRA during one of the deadliest periods of the Irish Troubles. With his ordeal transformed into a celebrated film (In the Name of the Father), Conlon enjoyed instant fame and fortune, though his freedom was just as quickly stifled by addiction.

Shaun Blaney portrays Conlon’s life as it spirals out of control with gripping authenticity. Don’t miss this deeply affecting one man play that’s drawn standing ovations all over the UK.

“Nothing short of sublime.” - Belfast Live

“A tour-de-force.” - Irish News

Best Actor nomination, Irish Times Theatre Awards

Audio Described Performance (Intro notes only)

Fri 15 March 7.30pm; Sat 16 March, 2.00pm & 7.30pm; Sun 17, 4.00pm
Click here for booking form

Post-show Artist Talk: Saturday 16 March 3:30PM
After Saturday's matinee performance, there will be a discussion with Tony Devlin (director) and Shaun Blaney (performer).

This show is a part of Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki Auckland Arts Festival 2024. Click here to explore what else is on during the festival. 

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Presented by:
Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki Auckland Arts Festival

Creative team:
Green Shoot Productions
Written by Richard O'Rawe & Martin Lynch
Performed by Shaun Blaney

Audience warnings:
Recommended 14+. Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence, strobe lighting and coarse language.

Image credit:
Johnny Frazer

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