As the Beast Sleeps
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854596512Publication Date:
28 Sep 2001
Size: 200mm x 130mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
Peacock Theatre, Dublin, 1998

As the Beast Sleeps

By Gary Mitchell

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The explosive contradictions of life in Northern Ireland ignite this drama of suspense and violence.

Kyle is loyal to his wife, his best mate and his boss in the Ulster Defence Union – and they love him as a husband, a brother and a son – but, with changing times and the emerging peace process, Kyle finds himself lost in the shadows of transition, uncertainty, and betrayal. In a world turned upside down, peace and brutality walk side-by-side, while love and loyalty are sacrificed to the new order.

Gary Mitchell's play As the Beast Sleeps was first performed at the Peacock Theatre, Dublin, in 1998.

Press Quotes

'His writing has the blazing conviction of lived experience combined with a highly welcome relish for strong plots'

Daily Telegraph

'Exudes all the tension of a Hollywood thriller... thought provoking, disturbing but hugely entertaing and wildly funny... a must see'

Irish News

'Few playwrights are better at scrutinising the intertwining of ideology and thuggery than Gary Mitchell'


'The theatrical impact left me shaking. It's a terrific night of excitement and yes there are lots of laughs as well'

Irish World
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854596512Publication Date:
28 Sep 2001
Size: 200mm x 130mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Gary Mitchell:

Tearing the Loom
Loyal Women
Tearing the Loom & In a Little World of Our Own
In a Little World of Our Own
The Force of Change

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