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Blue Thunder
Longford Town, Co. Longford
13 October - 14 October 2023
Funny, frightening and deeply moving, Padraic Walsh’s award-winning Blue Thunder examines what happens when the people who should be there for you have nothing left to give.

Fri 13 & Sat 14 Oct at 19:00 & 21:00.

Blue Thunder is an immersive play written to be staged inside a parked 17-seater taxi minibus for an audience of 12 at a time. The Bus will be parked outside Backstage Theatre.

It’s 3am in small-town Ireland. The nightclub is closed. The chipper is chaotic. And down a dark, quiet side-street, exhausted taxi-driver 60 year-old Brian is sitting in his minibus, finished work for the night. But then his two drunk sons call demanding a lift home. They arrive at Brian’s taxi full of booze, songs and stories. It soon becomes clear, though, that one of the lads has a plan to do something horrendous and unforgivable – tonight.

Can his father and his brother stop him or is he about to destroy his life?

Event details

Backstage Theatre


13 October - 14 October 2023


Start 19:00End 21:00



Contact details
Backstage Theatre, Farneyhoogan, Glebe, Longford, Ireland
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