First performed 21st – 22nd August 2015 | St Columba’s Church, Glencolmcille Donegal
Diarmuid: Peter Ballance
Columba: James Doran
Aedh: Thomas Finnegan
Brian: Seamus O’Hara
Eoghan: Vincent Higgins
Brendan: Gerard Jordan
Oswald: Terry Keeley
Grillaan: Frank McCusker
Dochonna: Noel McGee
Caornan: Lalor Roddy
Costume Designer: Liz Cullinane
Technical Manager: JP Conaghan Producers: Dominic Montague and Edel Murphy
Producers: Dominic Montague and Edel Murphy
29th August 2015 | First Presbyterian Church, Belfast
25th August 2017 | St Mary’s Church, Knockmoyle (birthplace of Brian Friel)
26th August 2017 | St Columba’s Church, Long Tower, Derry
First staged in 1962, The Enemy Withinis Friel’s fictional account of the voluntary exile of Columba. Set in Iona, where Columba lived for 34 years following his departure from Ireland in 563, it concentrates on the private man, a charismatic, worldly personality who struggled to combine the skills of scholar, bard and ruler with his fearless commitment to his vocation.
Kabosh staged a series of rehearsed reading of Friel’s first play in the historic Pobail Teach Naomh Colmcille (St. Columba’s Church), located in the beautiful setting of Glencolmcille, and featuring 10 of Northern Ireland’s most prominent actors, as part of the inaugural Lughnasa Frielfest programme.
Produced in partnership with Arts Over Borders.