An Béal Bocht (Nov 2013)

The Irish Theatre Group’s November 2013 production – a play as Gaeilge (in Irish) with English surtitles, was directed by Michelle Ryan.

An Béal Bocht

by Myles na gCopaleen (Flann O’Brien)

An Béal Bocht (The Poor Mouth) is both a witty account of rural hardship and a hilarious satire on the Irish language revival in the form of a memoir of one Bonaparte O’Coonassa. This tongue-in-cheek account of his life is set in Corcha Dorca, a fictional and remote Irish-speaking region of Ireland, where it never stops raining and everyone lives in desperate poverty.

Like Synge’s Playboy of the Western World before it, An Béal Bocht brought down the wrath of Irish tradition on its author’s head – and thus earned the undying affection of the Irish people, and is considered one of the best Irish language novels of the 20th century.

Thank you to everyone who supported this play and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Take a look at the photos from the show on our facebook page.


This production was based on an original script by the Aisling Ghéar Theatre Group in Belfast.