The Flags

The Flags

An Irish premier by Bridget O'Connor
Directed by Greg Hersov

Darkly comic, the play is packed with great one-liners that will have you rolling in the aisles.


JJ and Howie are lifeguards on the second worst beach inIreland. They dream of Banna Strand, the perfect beach with “tits and ass as far as the eye can see”.

Two jobs at Banna become unexpectedly vacant, presenting an opportunity for the lads. But smoking, losing the lifeguard manual and the dead birds on the beach mean their chances are slim. Until a young woman comes to the beach with surprising intentions...

Cast Included
Jamie Beamish, Kieran Cunningham, Francis Magee, Siobhan McSweeney

Design: Laurie Dennett
Lighting design: Richard Owen
Sound design: Clare Windsor and Steve Brown

Following its premiere at The Royal Exchange Manchester, The Flags transferred to Ireland in September 2006 and enjoyed a limited season at Andrews Lane Theatre, Dublin.

Presented by The Royal Exchange Manchester in association with Matthew Gale, Jenny King, Pat Moylan, Michael Edwards and Carole Winter for MJE Productions