The Third Policeman
Written by Flann O’Brien
Adapted by Bill Scott, Meiert Avis and Robert Bayley
This summer Miracle Theatre will venture into a world somewhere between Alice in Wonderland and the Marx Brothers, where the earth is not round but sausage-shaped and night is actually an accumulation of black air; where eccentric policemen fall in love with bicycles and you can visit eternity via a rickety lift, hidden beside a lane in the heart of rural Ireland.
The Third Policeman is one of the comic masterpieces of European literature and, since its publication in 1967, has collected legions of fans and earned its author, Flann O’Brien, a world-wide reputation as one of Ireland’s great comic geniuses.
O’Brien originally imagined The Third Policeman as a play, so Miracle is delighted to bring it to the stage, a natural home for this surreal adventure, with its hilarious characters, streaks of dark humor and unforgettable plot twist.
On The Third Policeman:
“Wild, fantastic, magnificently comic.” – Graham Greene
“Flann O’Brien assaults your brain with words, style, magic, madness, and unlimited invention.” – Anthony Burgess
Open Air Production touring across the South West & Beyond