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The Third Policeman

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by Flann O’Brien

Black Box Theatre – Intimate Setting

The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien. As told by Phelim Drew. Live score by Colin Reid

“Is it about a bicycle?” It is – and much more besides... A thriller, a 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, The Third Policeman is comparable only to Alice in Wonderland as an allegory of the absurd. Distinguished by its endless comic invention and a delicate balancing of logic and fantasy from author Flann O’Brien is unique in the English language and is described as a masterpiece of black humour.

Presented here for musical ensemble (led by Colin Reid) and narrator (Phelim Drew), this production has been hailed as “an exceptional event” by BBC Radio Ulster.

Duration 90 mins plus interval

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