The Dealer of Ballynafeigh
by Rosemary Jenkinson
About the Play
The boss’s niece is in a coma and Billy’s job is simple: scare the dealer who sold the girl the bad stuff. Billy is prepared for his bad-ass torture mission, except he has to bring his Ma along (it’s her night for the car, after all). In The Dealer of Ballynafeigh, the best laid plans take an unfortunate turn -- and now, the boss is out for Billy, Ma has the drugs, and the cash shrunk in the wash. Jenkinson’s dark wit, incisive commentary, and offbeat – and often unsettling – rhythms have made her a popular playwright at The Keegan Theatre. After producing her play Stella Morgan, the company’s enthusiasm for her writing led to its producing three world premieres of Jenkinson plays: Basra Boy, Cuchullan, and A Midsummer Night's Riot. All three productions featured the artistic partnership of actor Josh Sticklin and director Abigail Isaac, and all were met with rousing critical and audience response.
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Rosemary Jenkinson (Playwright)
Rosemary Jenkinson was born in Belfast in 1967. She studied Medieval Literature at Durham University and taught English in Greece, France, the Czech Republic and Poland before returning to live in Belfast in 2002. Jenkinson’s plays have been performed in New York, Washington DC, Dublin, Edinburgh and Belfast. She was part of Rough Magic’s Seeds Project in 2004 and was commissioned to write The Bonefire, which went on to be produced at the Dublin Theatre Festival and won the Stewart Parker BBC Radio Drama Award. The Dealer of Bakkynafeigh came third in the BBC Tony Doyle Awards and was short-listed for the King’s Cross and Verity Bargate Award. Jenkinson' has also received Oppenheim-John Downes and Peggy Ramsay Awards for her writing.