The Border Game - Lime Tree Theatre

The Border Game

Presented by Prime Cut Productions

Written by Michael Patrick & Oisín Kearney

Starring Cat Barter and Patrick McBrearty

Back by popular demand the critically acclaimed The Border Game from the award-winning writers Michael Patrick & Oisín Kearney (My Left Nut and The Alternative), is a timely and powerful reflection on 100 years of the border and how it has impacted those who live along it. Inspired by 100 testimonies collected by the writers with real people living all over the 300-miles of the border.

Age Limit: 12+ Some mild strobe like effects, some mild sexual activity (a kiss), strong language throughout.

The Border Game

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“Why does living where you’re from have to be such a political act?

On a farm on the border, a fence needs repair after being destroyed by vandals. When Sinead finds Henry hungover in her field, she ropes him in to help. But re-building a fence is more complicated than it seems. What begins as a simple task soon turns to talk of their past, a reliving of old memories, and a relentless competition to come out on top.


‘ Powerful Moving and Honourable ‘ Susan McKay The Guardian

‘ This touching play puts the issues through a moving interpersonal filter’ Irish Independent

‘ At once mysterious and mystical, squalid and disintegrating’ The Irish Times


  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
  • Limited parking available for patrons, please arrive early. Disability and bus parking on campus.

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