RADIO LUXEMBOURG by Mick Donnellan


Radio Luxembourg is a black comedy centring around two Irish criminals involved in a Tiger Kidnapping that goes terribly wrong. Paddy and Joe arrive at a local bank manager’s house to kidnap the man’s daughter in a bid to use her as ransom. At first things seem to be going according to plan but soon the cracks appear, and we witness a bizarre and hilarious unfolding of events. Joe’s past comes back to haunt him while Paddy’s future hangs in the balance. But can he prove himself worthy of the criminal life? Meanwhile, the victim, Samantha, presents a whole new set of problems that none of them could possibly foresee.



Kidnapper #1: Joe (40’s)

Kidnapper #2: Paddy (30’s)

Victim: Samantha (20’s)



Radio Luxembourg was first staged at the Galway Fringe Festival 2014. The play enjoyed great success and sold out its debut six-night run. Actor Zaina Newesser (Samantha) won best actor award for the week. Prior to the festival, the screen rights had been sold to London Film Company – Dixon/Baxi/Evans and the screenplay was locked down the following year. Shot in Jordan, the movie version was titled Tiger Raid and premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2016. Starring Brian Gleeson, Damian Molony and Sofia Boutella, the adaptation enjoyed favourable reviews and is now on general release and on streaming services.

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