IT, Tralee Drama Soc cause PANIC in Siamsa Tíre this Thursday 5th November

IT, Tralee Drama Society The Institute of Technology, Tralee Drama Society will make history on Thursday November 5th, when they stage â¿¿PANICâ¿¿ their first ever off campus production at Síamsa Tíre, Tralee, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland.

â¿¿PANIC⿝ written by Kerry writer Neil Flynn will receive its World Premiere in what promises to be a memorable event on Thursday 5th November at 8pm in Síamsa Tíre. Tickets available at the Síamsa Tíre Box Office. Ph: 066 - 7123055

The current IT, Tralee Drama Society was formed in 2006 with a stage adaptation of Quentin Tarantino's ⿿Reservoir Dogs⿝, sparking a revival of the Society. The society went on to win 'Best Society Event' for the show at the annual IT, Tralee Society awards that year going on to represent the Institute at the Board Of Irish College's Societies awards 2006. The Society returned in 2007, with an adaptation of David Mamet's masterpiece ⿿Glengarry Glen Ross⿝, adapted and directed by Neil Flynn, which sold out both shows in the North Campus, marking a huge success for the Society.

The group took to the stage again in March of 2009, with â¿¿No beasts So Fierce⿝ an original play written and directed by Neil Flynn. Again the show proved to be a massive success pulling in an audience of over 200 people over two nights. Now the group, headed by Jerry Fitzgerald, are taking their show off campus and hope to sell out Síamsa Tíre, one of the finest theatres in Ireland, with a new play by Neil Flynn, one of Irelands hottest writing talents. The play is called â¿¿PANICâ¿¿.


Following a spate of murders - notoriously in the form of beheadings - in a religious fundamentalist state, a pair of suspects are brought in for questioning by the state police's most 'effective' investigators. Have they got the right people? Or have these unfortunates been rounded up because of their one shared trait? And what effect ultimately will these supposedly 'vile creatures' have on their interrogators?

â¿¿PANICâ¿¿ stars (in alphabetical order):

  • Lesley-Ann Colgan
  • Tadhg Curtain
  • Jerry Fitzgerald
  • Stephanie Lynch
  • Fiacre Muller
  • Barry Nulty
  • Megan Roche

Neil Flynn, a native of Kerry, has won a number of awards for his writing among them he was short listed in the BBC International Radio Playwriting Awards 2007. Also in 2007 he was winner of the International Playwriting Festival held by the Warehouse Theatre, London for his play â¿¿Clocked⿝ which premiered there in May 2008 directed by Ted Craig. Most recently Neil's play â¿¿Desire⿝ was chosen as the first play to receive a rehearsed reading as part of the new Kerry Playwrights Platform at Síamsa Tíre directed by Karl Wallace.