Bailed Out! by Colin Murphy

Bailed Out‘Hell is at the gates.’

On November 28th 2010 Brian Lenihan, Ireland’s Minister for Finance, alone at the airport en route to Brussels looked into the snow and thought, ‘This is terrible. No Irish minister has ever had to do this before.’

Bailed Out! tells the story of how Ireland fell into the jaws of the Troika.

Following the smash-hit success of Guaranteed!, hailed by President Michael D. Higgins as ‘a very important play’, Fishamble presents this new drama-documentary by playwright and journalist Colin Murphy.

Based on official accounts and off-the-record interviews, an ensemble of actors take up these documents for a stripped-back production, to embody a myriad of national and international figures as they wrestle with the crisis.

You will come away informed, enraged and perhaps a little heart-broken!

Cast Denis Conway, Peter Daly, Peter Hanly, Mark Lambert and Ali White
Writer Colin Murphy
Director Conall Morrison
Producer Marketa Dowling
Dramaturg Gavin Kostick
Costume Designer Barbara McCarthy
AV Designer Kilian Waters
Line Producer Selina O’Reilly
Stage Manager Paula Tierney
Graphic Designer Simon Dry

Co-commissioned by Fishamble: The New Play Company and the Pavilion Theatre.

2015 Touring:

Sept 23 – Oct 4: Dublin Theatre Festival, Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire
Nov 21: St Michan’s Church, Dublin, as part of Festival of Arts and Politics (reading)

 Press Reaction:

‘a must-see….[Fishamble] has injected a new and vital ingredient into the Irish theatre landscape…director Conall Morrison cleverly marshals a classy cast’  Irish Independent
‘Colin Murphy does a terrific job in using documentary material to maximum dramatic effect ….. Bailed Out! is the story of our lives’ Irish Times

‘this must-see play…superbly delivered by a supple cast’ five starsSunday Times



‘the performers work wonders of energetic versatility in their various roles’ Irish Mail on Sunday

‘a compelling drama’ Sunday Business Post

‘slick and fast-moving’ Irish Examiner

Contact Information

Fishamble: The New Play Company
3 Great Denmark Street
Dublin 1
Phone: +353 (0)1 670 4018

Supported By

Fishamble: The New Play Company is supported by The Arts Council, Dublin City Council and Fundraising Fellowship Dublin . Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland.