In the Name of the Son – The Gerry Conlon Story In the Name of the Son – The Gerry Conlon Story
Northern Ireland

In the Name of the Son – The Gerry Conlon Story

  • Theatre
  • Australasian Premiere
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Green Shoot Productions

What would you do if you received over £1 million pounds, became the subject of a hit movie, went to the Oscars and got to hang out with Daniel Day-Lewis?

This incredible true story chronicles the aftermath of Gerry Conlon’s release from prison, where he spent 14 years as one of the Guildford Four – a group wrongly convicted of a bombing by the IRA during one of the deadliest periods of the Irish Troubles.

With his ordeal transformed into a celebrated film (In the Name of the Father), Conlon enjoyed instant fame and fortune, though his freedom was just as quickly stifled by addiction. Shaun Blaney portrays Conlon’s life as it spirals out of control with gripping authenticity. Don’t miss this deeply affecting one-man play that’s drawn standing ovations all over the UK.

Audio Described Performance (Intro notes only)
Fri 15 March 7.30pm; Sat 16 March, 2.00pm & 7.30pm; Sun 17, 4.00pm
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Artist Talk
Ticketholders attending the show on Saturday 16 March, 2.00pm will be able to attend a post-show talk at 3.30pm
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Recommended for ages 14+
Contains scenes of a sexual nature, simulated violence, strobe lighting and coarse language.

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  • Thu
    Rangatira, Q Theatre
  • Fri
    Rangatira, Q Theatre
  • Sat
    Rangatira, Q Theatre
  • Sat
    Rangatira, Q Theatre
  • Sun
    Rangatira, Q Theatre


1hr 20mins no interval

305 Queen Street
Auckland 1010

09 309 9771


With support from

“What a tour de force from actor, Shaun Blaney! From the very first minutes I was immediately drawn into the extra-ordinary life of Gerry Conlon. It was a raw performance, beautifully written, insightful and carefully produced.”

BBC Radio Ulster

“In The Name of The Son left me stunned and sitting in my seat long after the actor left the stage.”

Roisin McDonagh (Chief Executive, Arts Council)

“Shaun Blaney delivers a tour de force one-man performance.”

Irish News (N Ireland’s biggest selling daily)


Presented by
  • Green Shoot Productions
  • Richard O'Rawe
  • Martin Lynch
  • Shaun Blaney
  • Tony Devlin
Stage Manager
  • Sinead Owens


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