Splodar Theatre Company
Tension and comedy come together in this historical drama centred on David Lloyd George, where family dynamics provide much of the intrigue, and no one is who they seem.
On the morning of his wife’s funeral in January 1941 David Lloyd George is forced to confront his past political and personal behaviour. In his dealings with Ireland he stands accused of deceiving both the unionist and nationalist communities but it is the betrayal of his family and his native Wales that torture the former Prime Minister most. Through interactions with his daughter Megan, and Philip Noel Baker, founder of the United Nations, you will question if the historic figure often credited with winning the Great War was a hero or a villain.
WRITTEN BY Gerry Farrell
DIRECTED BY Prin Duignan
LIGHTING DESIGN BY Fergal Harkin
COSTUME DESIGN BY Pam Ferguson
SET DESIGN BY Maire Hynes
SOUND DESIGN BY Luke McGinley
Gerry Farrell, Rebecca Farrell, Barry Deignan, Michael Roper, Sheila O’Keeffe.
About The Company:
Splódar is the resident drama company in the Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim. The company was established when the centre opened in 1995. Our principal objective is the production of high quality drama in Irish and English and the development of new work. Under the name ‘The Glens Players’ (Aisteoirí na nGleannta) plays by writers such as Brian Friel, Frank McGuinness, Tom Murphy, Thornton Wilder, Jean Anouilh, John B Keane, Vincent Woods, Cathal O Searcaigh and Garrison Keillor have been staged by the company. The company was given the name Splódar in 2007 to emphasise the Irish policy of the group. Irish language productions to date include Damhsa ag Lughnasa, Sadhbh, Antigone, Salome, Stiofan Og,Ulysses, Ag Clai na Muice Duibhe and Leannáin (Buaiteoirí) as well as a re-working of Glantacháin Earraigh by Máirtín Ó Cadhain.