John & Boyd

Bill Morrison

Nicolas Kent

Tricycle Theatre

Additional Cast:
Orla Brady, Dennis Conlon, John Elmes, John Keegan

Completed play. Previews began 27 March 1993, closed in May 1993

The play chronicles the history of a family from the arranged marriage between John, a stolid, decent Protestant, and Kate, a beautiful impetuous Catholic free spirit. 

It spans the 1922 North/South partition to the bombings and atrocities of The Troubles, beginning in the 1920s and coming up to the present day and beyond.

  • A Love Song for Ulster consists of a three-play cycle: The Marriage, The Son, and The Daughter.


"Triple the trouble: A Love Song for Ulster"
By Paul Taylor / The Independent

Brendan Coyle is outstanding in his double role as John the husband and Boyd the fluctuating son...