Character:

Mob Leader

Playwright
Sam Thompson

Director:
Jeremy Raison

Venue: 
Lyric, Belfast

Additional Cast:
Mark Mulholland, Brigid Erin Bates, Patch Connolly, Joseph Crilly, Roma Tomelty

Status:
Completed Play.  Opened Thursday, 15 November 1990

A group of trade union officials face a dilemma when there is an outbreak of sectarianism amongst their fellow workers at a shipyard. In the aftermath of a sub-station explosion, blamed on the IRA, tensions are heightened, and Catholic workers in general stay away from the yard.


Only one, Peter O'Boyle, turns up, and as a mob gathers, he refuses an offer to leave peacefully stating that he will not be forced from his work. A fellow trade-unionist, Protestant Davy Mitchell, makes the decision to stand together with his workmate, and they begin work knowing that tragedy may result.