A thriller from the writer of RTÉ’s LOVE / HATE.
It’s 1986 and a visitor arrives to a small farm in Armagh with the job of rooting out a police informer. Paranoia grips as the farmer Joe, his son Thomas, and a long-serving farm hand, Barney, all fall under suspicion.
An electrifying exploration of a family, entrenched in para-militarism under the constant watch of British forces. Defenders of the Faith is a blackly comic and chillingly real exploration of a family tested by loyalty and love.
Decadent Theatre Company has been producing and touring Irish theatre since 2000 with an emphasis on classic works from the Irish dramatic tradition as well as presenting new and contemporary work. The company has worked in collaboration with many arts organisations to produce work most recently embarking on extensive tours with Port Authority, The Seafarer, Faith Healer, The Quare Land, Here We Are Again Still, Country Music and A Skull in Connemara. In 2012, they were nominated for three Irish Times Theatre Awards, Best Actress and Best Sound Design for Doubt, and Best Director for Port Authority.
Written by Stuart Carolan
Directed by Andrew Flynn
Cast: Anthony Brophy, Diarmuid, De Faoite, Michael FordFitzGerald, Peter Gowen and Lalor Roddy
Lighting by Mike O’Halloran
Set Design by Owen MacCarthaigh
Costume by Petra Breathnach
Sound Designby Carl Kennedy
Suitable ages 16+
Contains strong language and scenes of a violent nature
Running time: 110 min plus 15 min interval