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May 05 2022

Declan relishing role in play that offers no easy answers

“I wouldn’t be much of an actor if I judged my character in advance,” observes Declan Conlon of his upcoming role in Decadent Theatre’s production of David Harrower’s play, Blackbird, which visits Galway’s Town Hall Theatre next Tuesday, May 10, as part of a national tour.

Declan plays Ray/Peter in the two-hander which centres around a meeting between himself and a young woman, Una, with whom he’d had an illegal relationship when she was a child. That was 15 years ago, when he was 40 and she was 12. Ray was imprisoned for this and has forged a new life since being released. But Una has found him and arrives at his office, seeking answers.


Read the full article on the Connacht Tribune website.