by Owen McCafferty
what takes courage is to compete in the arena of democracy
The clock is ticking. It's April 1998 and representatives of the British Government, the Irish Government and the main political parties in Northern Ireland try to hammer out a deal that could pave the way for peace. Every word, every movement, every stare means something. This is the last chance saloon and no one is leaving until agreement is reached, one way or another.
In a major new play, Owen McCafferty examines the negotiations leading up to the Good Friday Agreement and weaves potent drama out of this complex, momentous, landmark event.
Agreement opened at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, in March 2023.
Paperback, 112 pages