by Rory Gleeson Landmark Productions and Keynote Productions
Based on a true story, Blood in the Dirt is an epic tale of family, dispossession and the attachment to land.
When Big Jim Donnelly moves from Ireland to Biddulph, Ontario in 1845, and stakes a claim on settled land, the locals know there will be trouble. Based on a true story, spiralling down the centuries, Blood in the Dirt traces the history of violence, the cost of survival, and the meaning of legacy.
Caitríona McLaughlin directs one of Ireland’s leading actors, Lorcan Cranitch, and leads a stellar creative team which includes Paul Keogan (set and lighting design), Sinéad Diskin (sound design) and Ciara Fleming (costume design), with music composed by renowned fiddle player, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh.
Blood in the Dirt by novelist, screenwriter and playwright Rory Gleeson received its world premiere at The New Theatre in Dublin on 20 November, 2019.