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The Kings Of Kilburn High Road

The Ray Leonard Players present Jimmy Murphy's 'The Kings of Kilburn High Road'

Venue: Ballina Arts Centre
Date: Saturday April 29th
Time: 7pm

Free event - First come First Served

Written by Jimmy Murphy and is titled ‘The Kings of the Kilburn High Road’. It is a play about our Invisible Diaspora in Kilburn London.

In the mid-1970s, six young men emigrate to London from Mayo in the hope of making their fortunes. Like so many of their generation, they spend their lives in manual labour and construction work. They intended to stay only a little while, make some money and return home as successful men. Now, twenty-something years later (circa 2000), they are still in London. One is successful. The others are broken from lives of hard work and even harder drinking. Five gather in a side room of a London pub to drink to their fallen friend – the only one to make it home, albeit in a coffin. Secrets are revealed and lies are uncovered. The play takes place on the day the winners and the losers of the group meet up to drink to Jackie Flavin’s memory and looks at their lives, lost dreams and their place in a new Ireland

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