The Kings of the Kilburn High Road

  • date Sunday, 6 March, 2016
  • group Shannonside Drama Group
  • author Jimmy Murphy
  • category Confined
  • age adults only

The play centres around six young Irish men who emigrated to London in the early 1970’s. Like so many of their generation, they spend their lives in manual labour jobs; digging ditches or construction work.  They intended to stay only a little while, make some money and return home as successful men, but that day never seemed to arrive.  Now, twenty-something years later, still inLondon, five of them gather in the side room of a pub in an informal wake for one of them who has died.


Shannonside Drama Group

Shannonside Drama Group was founded in 2004 and has produced many productions since then such as “Moll”, “A Wake in The West”, “Two Loves of Gabriel Foley”, “Many Young Men of Twenty”, “Barndance”, to mention but a few.  The club has picked up numerous individual awards at festivals down through the years. One of the highlights for the club was winning the One Act Confined All-Ireland in 2010 with ‘Landscape’ by Harold Pinter.  Another great achievement for the club was reaching the 2012 One Act Open All-Ireland with ‘Three More Sleepless Nights’.