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Interview with a General

Interview with a General was broadcast on RTE Radio on Sunday 15 October and is now on the drama website in case anyone wants to listen

This evening's radio-play is a contemporary recapitulation of an ancient drama from sixth-century classical Greece. It was Aeschylus, the father of European theatre, that first told the story of the opportunistic warlord who sacrifices his daughter for strategic advantage; and it is poet Peter Sirr, himself a professional translator, who has transposed the original setting of the Agamemnon to the slaughter-house of modern Syria.
Des Cave played the General,  Deirdre Monaghan ... his wife Clara Liz Fitzgibbon his daughter Anna Cathy Belton ... Ellen the journalist. Sound supervision was by Tom Norton.

The play was produced by Aidan Mathews.

Krakow debut

Peter Sirr to Debut Listowel Award Winning Play11 October 2017http://www.siamsatire.com/news/peter-sirr-to-debut-listowel-award-winning-play

Rehearsed Reading of Peter Sirr's first stage play Krakow, Sunday 15th October at 7pm. Winner of the Eamon Keane Full Length Play Award.

Siamsa Tíre supports a national writing platform and hosts a Rehearsed Reading in association with Listowel Writers Week on Sunday 15th October at 7pm. Winner of the Eamon Keane Full Length Play Award, Krakow is the first stage play by acclaimed Irish writer/poet Peter Sirr.  For this Rehearsed Reading, Neil Flynn directs a top cast of Irish actors – Gerard Byrne (Malachy, Fair City), Geraldine Plunkett (Mary, Glenroe), Moya Farrelly (This is my Father) and Peter Hanly (Braveheart). More

Krakow.

Krakow, Rehearsed Reading, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee, Sunday 15 October pm

This is my first play for stage, so I'm very much looking forward to seeing how it goes...