Opening run of new play: 'Our National Games' by Gerard Humphreys


The Axis Theatre has kindly donated the proceeds from the Wednesday 4th of June showing of their new play, 'Our National Games' to the IPSC.Time: 8pm
Where: Axis theatre, Ballymun, Dublin
Tickets: €15 / €12

If you buy a ticket for this thought provoking new play from writer Gerard Humphreys, 50% of the door takings on the night will be donated to the IPSC.

Please note that the assigned benefit night is the 4th of June (only) and we would urge everybody who would like to attend this great piece of entertaining theatre to do so on that night. You get to help a good cause while you're at it!

To buy tickets please contact Ronan on 086 4082535 or Freda on 086 1260359 or the IPSC office on Dame St. at 01 6770253

You can email or also to reserve a ticket.

We may also deliver tickets in the Dublin/Kildare area, depending on distance and amount booked.

Alternatively, contact the Box office of the Axis Theatre on 01 8832100 or email

If you are booking over the Axis box office, can you please mention the IPSC when booking. Thanks.

Our National Games

Our National Games is a play of betrayal of ideals, aspirations and people.

What would you do if you were asked to choose between losing your career and participating in an injustice? That's the question asked in Our National Games - play about the betrayal of ideals, aspirations and people.

This striking new play brings to life the events surrounding one of the most high profile and dramatic moments in Irish history - The Arms Crisis.

In 1969 police attacks on civil rights activists in the North of Ireland caused major disturbances that threatened to engulf the Republic. Irish Army officer, Captain James Kelly, was catapulted into the limelight in 1970 when charged with illegally importing arms to Ireland for use in the defence of working class nationalist areas in the North. The event led to what became known as The Arms Crisis.

Our National Games explores the concept of political and military leadership, loyalty to past principles and the survival of the State as the key players, Minister Charles Haughey and Captain James Kelly, were put on trial.

Did this failure of decisive leadership partly shaped the history of the 30 years which followed, condemning another generation of young Irish people to violence and emigration?

A debate with guest speakers will be held after the performance

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