Back by popular demand this 5 Star and Outstanding show is returning to The Lantern for the end of the Fringe.

Ireland, 1923.

Civil war has split country, friend and family. The story of “Magpie” follows two brothers, Michael and Patrick Murphy, within the confines of Kilmainham Gaol. One an IRA gunman fresh from the trenches of WWI, the other a Freestate prison guard. Both haunted by the past.

“Magpie” probes the complexity of loyalty between family and national allegiance, ideology, and experience. It resonates powerfully in today’s volatile times of war and conflict; enduring themes, as relevant today as they were a century ago.

The cast’s universally outstanding. Several possible ends suggest themselves, but not the one you’ll see in this one-hour play that covers as much as a far longer one, and feels longer, in exactly the right way. Never has “Two for Joy” proved so devastating an utterance as here. Outstanding.

Fringe Review

This is a journey of raw emotion and power, and the final understandings and empathy in the last ten minutes elevate a breathtakingly exceptional production to a must see. A stunning production, which is quite simply flawless.

BroadwayBaby ★★★★★

Thu 30 May 2024, 9:00PM

Fri 31 May 2024, 9:00PM

Sun 2 June 2024, 5:00pm

Tickets:  £15 / £12

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Company: Pigs Back Productions

Genre: Drama

Duration: 60 mins

Venue Accessibility:

Assistance Dogs Welcome Assistance Dogs Welcome

Age suitability: 16+

Babes in Arms policy: Under 2's are not allowed at this event.

Content Warnings:

Strong Language, Nudity, Haze/Smoke Effects, Strobe Lights, Loud Noises, Mental Illness, Depictions or References to Violence.