Niall Toibin in Borstal Boy

In 1967 the stars aligned to create a magical production. Frank McMahon’s adaptation of Brendan Behan’s Borstal Boy and Tomás MacAnna’s direction came together to create a powerful production to showcase the talents of the acting company. The cast is a veritable who’s who of Irish theatre and the production would go on to tour to Paris in 1969. Frank Grimes as the Young Behan and Niall Toibin as the Older Behan are seen here in rehearsal.

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