Hard hitting play on human trafficking coming to Straffan

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Niamh O'Donoghue


Niamh O'Donoghue



Hard hitting play on human trafficking coming to Straffan

"Diablo" is set in Ireland

A hard hitting play on the scourge of human trafficking will be staged at Straffan Community Hall this Friday, October 21 at 7.30pm. 

Titled “Diablo”, the play is presented by the Belfast based, Spanner in the Works Theatre Company and is strictly over 18’s only because of it’s disturbing content and sexual language. 

Written and produced by Patricia Downey, the play is set in Ireland, and highlights one of the most harrowing and horrific crimes against human rights in the world today.

With a small cast of just five actors, the play is partly funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

The theatre company was established in Belfast in September 1998 and undertakes performances and workshops throughout Ireland, touring rural and urban communities. The main aim of the company is to provide challenging productions that will deal with difficult, hard hitting and controversial subject matter.

Patricia Downey commented: “Human trafficking is a fast growing criminal enterprise due the fact that it is relatively low risk but with a high profit potential. Sadly, criminal organisations are increasingly attracted to human trafficking because, unlike drugs, human beings can be sold repeatedly. deals with the contentious matter of human trafficking.

“We might not be aware of it or like to acknowledge it, but this form of human exploitation is happening right on our doorstep and I hope this play serves to increase awareness and, in turn, save lives.”

Adult admission is €10, students €5. Book early as places are limited. Further information from 087 6186440.