Dráma dhá theangach tábhachtach é seo, ná caill é. Language of the Mute

Dráma dhá theangach tábhachtach é seo, ná caill é.

This bilingual drama is not to missed.

For immediate release/le foilsiú láithreach


Language of the Mute by Jack Harte

Presented by Parthalonians Theatre Productions, this highly relevant, compelling play is a powerful exploration of how charisma can be used for unscrupulous purposes and how the inability to find the language to challenge it can ravage lives.  Ex-pupils invade a Dublin classroom to confront their former teacher, whose actions have had a profound effect on them. Now he must be called to account so that the past can be confronted and futures faced.

This multi-layered drama takes the audience on an emotional roller-coaster where secrets are revealed and sacred cows held up to scrutiny; where young love is re-kindled and idealism endures.

Inspired by real life events, the play shines a light on sinister exploitation and the search for justice.  Having premiered in The New Theatre Dublin in 2015 with fantastic reviews, the company will now tour nationally.


“ The play’s passion to de-bunk blood sacrifice is as fierce as it is salutary…this is an important play”   – Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent

“…beautiful dialogue and tender moments” – The Public Reviews

“…a compelling play by Jack Harte” – Martina Devlin, Novelist & Journalist





Sat 7 May – Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge 8pm   €18/16  Booking: 045 448 327  www.riverbank.ie


Mon 9 & Tue 10 May – Civic Theatre, Tallaght 8.15pm  €16/14  Booking: 01 462 7477  www.civictheatre.ie


Wed 11 May – Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo 8pm  €15  Booking: 071 9161518  www.hawkswell.com


Thur 12 May – Backstage Theatre, Longford 8pm  €16/14  Booking: 043 334 7888  www.backstage.ie


Fri 13 May – Roscommon Arts Centre 8pm  €16/14  Booking: 090 662 5824 www.roscommonartscentre.ie


Sat 14 May – An Taibhdhearc, Galway 8pm  €14.50/11.50  Booking: 091 563 600  www.antaibhdhearc.com


Running Time:  90 mins approx, no interval

Age Suitability:   15 years +  Some people may find some scenes disturbing

Writer:  Jack Harte  I  Director:  Liam Halligan

Cast: Alphabetically – Jennifer Laverty, Marc Mc Cabe, Ciaran Mc Glynn, Michael O’Sullivan



Producer:  Melissa Nolan, 086 8928648  melissanolan1@mac.com


Facebook:  www.facebook.com/LanguageoftheMute    Twitter:  @LanguageMute  #Mute


Note:  The playwright, Jack Harte, is available for interview.  Phone:  087 7984045   





Jack Harte is a novelist and short story writer, a former teacher and School Principal.  He was born in Killeenduff, near Easkey, Co Sligo, Ireland. When he was nine years old his family moved to Lanesboro, Co Longford, where his father worked for Bord-na-Mona. He attended secondary schools in Co Roscommon. At the age of eighteen, he came to Dublin where he still lives.  Between 1979 and 1991 Jack wrote 24 English textbooks for Irish schools. They sold over 400,000 copies and one in every two students who passed through second level schools during that period studied one of his books. He founded the Irish Writers Centre and the Irish Writers Union. His stories have been translated into ten languages. His novel, In the wake of the Bagger, was included in the guide book – 101 Irish Books you Must Read – and the Irish Independent declared it to be ‘one of the great books about Ireland‘. His second novel, Reflections in a Tar-Barrel, was first published in Bulgaria where it was a major success. Another recent book, Unravelling the Spiral, is a biography of the sculptor Fred Conlon. www.jackharte.com



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