Betrayal and love in O’Connor play

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One of Northern Ireland’s leading amateur theatre companies, the Armagh Theatre Group, is returning to The Market Place Theatre with Joseph O’Connor’s debut stage play, ‘Red Roses & Petrol’.

This play was first performed in Dublin by The Pig’s Back Theatre Company in 1995.

In her home in Dublin, Moya Doyle is preparing for the funeral mass of her husband Enda. Her children are returning from England and America for the sombre occasion. But as the ghosts of the Doyles’ past begin to materialise, the consequences are both profoundly disturbing and memorably comic.

‘Red Roses And Petrol’ won the In Dublin Magazine Award for best new play. It has been performed in Dublin, London and New York and has been made into a film starring Malcolm McDowell.

‘Red Roses & Petrol’ will be staged from Thursday to Saturday, November 12-14, at 8pm each evening. Tickets are priced £10 and £8 (concession).

Details of all events can be found online at, and tickets can be booked by contacting the box office on 028 3752 1821.