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The Man Who Swallowed a Dictionary
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  • Date: Saturday 29 April 2023
  • Time: 08:00 pm
  • Cost: £16.00

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The Man Who Swallowed a Dictionary

Green Shoot Productions presents

The Man Who Swallowed a Dictionary

Following huge success with In the Name of the Son in 2022, Green Shoot brings us this new play about the life of ex UVF and PUP politician, David Ervine.

This one-man show chronicles the remarkable life of Ervine, from the backstreets of East Belfast to Long Kesh prisoner to political negotiations at the White House and Downing Street. From his personal family tragedies to becoming the man who is widely regarded as the man who did most to deliver the Protestant working class to support the Good Friday Agreement. An important figure in the history of Ulster loyalism, Ervine was also known for his grasp of the English language and capacity for using ‘big words’. It’s a remarkable story, providing a great insight into not just the man, but the Protestant community in the most turbulent period of the Troubles.

Playwright, Bobby Niblock, who served time in prison alongside Ervine, has written several plays exploring the politics of the Protestant working class community.

Produced by Martin Lynch & Nikki Turner. Directed by Tony Devlin.

This production contains strong or offensive language

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