Stephen Rea narrates in Longford

Every so often a show comes along that is truly unique, this Friday (February 8th) one of those shows, makes its way to Longford as internationally renowned actor Stephen Rea takes to the stage at Backstage to narrate Flann O’Brien’s blackly comic masterpiece The Third Policeman.

Every so often a show comes along that is truly unique, this Friday (February 8th) one of those shows, makes its way to Longford as internationally renowned actor Stephen Rea takes to the stage at Backstage to narrate Flann O’Brien’s blackly comic masterpiece The Third Policeman.

As one of only four venues in the country to secure this show it is a real coup for Backstage and audiences throughout the region.

Heralded as “an exceptional event” by BBC Radio Ulster this unique show is accompanied by an original score performed live on stage by four leading musicians.

A murder thriller, an hilarious comic satire about an archetypal village police force, a surrealistic vision of eternity, the story of a tender brief unrequited love affair between a man and his bicycle, and a chilling fable of unending guilt.

Rea’s narration of this comic satire is underpinned by a live musical score performed by composer Colin Reid on piano, Neil Martin & Becky Joslin on cello & Niamh Crowley on violin.

See Stephen Rea narrates The Third Policeman at Backstage Theatre, Longford this Friday at 8.30pm.

Tickets €20 available on 043 33 47888 or www.backstage.ie