There have been several plays concerned with the history, and legacy, of ‘the Troubles’ in Northern Ireland, produced since the ceasefires of 1994, that have chosen to portray events comically. The article will focus on five: A Night in November (1994) by Marie Jones; The Lieutenant of Inishmore (2001) by Martin McDonagh; The History of the Troubles (Accordin’ to my Da) (2002) by Martin Lynch, Connor Grimes and Alan McKee; and Caught Red-Handed (2002) by Tim Loane.
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Tim Miles is a Senior Lecturer in Drama at Liverpool John Moores University. His PhD is on comedy