Written by Flann O’Brien, adapted by Bill Scott, Meiert Avis & Robert Bayley

Next summer, Miracle 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: a surreal adventure, with hilarious characters, streaks of dark humour and an unforgettable plot twist. Since its publication in 1967, it has collected legions of fans and earned its author, Flann O’Brien, a world-wide reputation as one of Ireland’s great comic geniuses.

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

“A real writer with the true comic spirit.” – James Joyce

Suitable for open air venues | Audience: All ages, but recommended age + 8

Book a Miracle

Miracle generally tours two productions per year. We usually start booking up the summer tour in the previous September and in January for the following winter.

However, please contact us at any time if you would like to discuss booking Miracle for your venue or outdoor space.

Miracle has developed fine-tuned flexibility which enables it to perform in venues of all shapes and sizes – from castles and cliff tops to village halls and mid-scale theatres.

Miracle tours with its own technical equipment and just needs enough space to fit in the set and a decent power supply.


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