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27 Nov 2021

Flann O’Brien’s Third Policeman comes to Backstage

After two sell out concerts from Paul Brady last week the folk in Backstage are preparing for yet another headline act, The Third Policeman narrated by Stephen Rea.

After two sell out concerts from Paul Brady last week the folk in Backstage are preparing for yet another headline act, The Third Policeman narrated by Stephen Rea.

The world famous star comes to Longford on Friday 8th February to narrate Flann O’Brien’s black comic masterpiece, accompanied by an original score performed live on stage by four musicians. The unique show has been heralded as “an exceptional event” by BBC Radio Ulster and is one that is certain to attract people from across the region.

Speaking about the event, Backstage general manager Mona Considine said, “We are thrilled to be one of only four venues in the country to secure this show and are looking forward to having such an internationally renowned actor performing for our audiences at Backstage.”

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 masterpiece is underpinned by a live musical score performed by composer Colin Reid on piano, Neil Martin and Becky Joslin on cello and Niamh Crowley on violin.

Stephen Rea comes to Backstage Theatre, Longford with The Third Policeman on Fri 8th Feb at 8:30pm. Tickets €20 are available on 043 33 47888, from Farrell & Coy in Longford town or online at www.backstage.ie

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