48 – A play about the Stardust Tragedy

The lives of four friends are changed forever when they enter the Stardust Nightclub on Dublin’s Northside on 13th February 1981. 

The new, lionhearted and savagely funny ’48’ by Dublin playwright Gemma Kane, captures the pulsating youth of 1980s Dublin on the brink of irreparable social change through sharp-tongued narrative and visceral movement, set to the backdrop of a haunting, 80s inspired soundscape by composer Dylan Tonge Jones. 

This is a true story. 

Written by: Gemma Kane

Directed by: Clare Maguire

Asst. Director: Aoife Martyn

Produced by: Ali Fox 

Cast: Laurence Falconer, Emily Fox, Gemma Kane + Niall O’Brien 

Movement Assistance: Bryan Burroughs

Composer: Dylan Tonge Jones

Set Design by: Sinead Purcell

Lighting Design by: Shane Gill

Stage Manager: Tamar Keane

Photography/Videography: Carmen Reichle


Age suitability 15+

Running time: 70 min


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