Improbable Frequency
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854598752Publication Date:
3 Mar 2005
Size: 200mm x 130mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
O'Reilly Theatre, Dublin, 2004; Abbey Theatre, Dublin, 2005; Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 2006

Improbable Frequency

By Arthur Riordan

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The smash-hit musical comedy of spies, double agents and the laws of improbability.

It's 1941. Europe is at war and espionage is the front line. As the rest of the world gets on with World War II, Dublin's lights burn flagrantly and Europe's intellectual elite are out to play. But suspicious messages on a radio show have drawn the attention of MI5, and a diffident young code-breaker is sent to a Dublin crawling with spies and Nazi sympathiseres to determine which side neutral Ireland is really on.

Arthur Riordan's musical Improbable Frequency, with music by Bell Helicopter, was first staged at the O'Reilly Theatre, Dublin, in 2004. It transferred to the Abbey Theatre in 2005, and the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in 2006.

Press Quotes

'A landmark achievement'

Irish Independent

'One of the wittiest, funniest, most enjoyable shows I have ever seen in Edinburgh'

The Times

'A dazzlingly inventive cabaret-style musical... breathtaking verbal brilliance, wit, and sheer showbiz flair'


'An absolute gem... the most fun you'll have on the fringe'

Evening Standard

'Fizzes and explodes like a brilliant, gaudy firework... a theatrical tour de force and quite unlike anything else you'll ever see'




'Fun, funny, intelligent, sophisticated, mildly subversive and very, very accomplished'

Sunday Independent (Ireland)

'One of the wittiest pieces of Irish writing since The Commitments... the first great Irish musical'

Village Magazine
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854598752Publication Date:
3 Mar 2005
Size: 200mm x 130mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
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