Arthur Riordan e Bell Helicopter
It’s 1941. Europe is at war and espionage is the front line. As the rest of the world gets on with the small matter of World War II, Dublin’s light burns flagrantly and Europe’s intellectual elite are out to play. But suspicious messages on a radio show have drawn the attention of the MI5, and a diffident young code-breaker is dispatched to a Dublin crawling with spies and Nazi sympathizers to determine which side neutral Ireland is really on.
Nick Hern Books Ltd.
A founding member of the Irish group “Rough Magic Theatre Company”, Riordan’s work as a playwright includes “Improbable Frequency”, “Train”, “Boomtown”, “Hidden Charges” and “MC Dev’s Emergency Session” for Rough Magic, “Rap Eire” and “Shooting Gallery” in collaboration with Des Bishop, “Love Me?!” for Corn Exchange’s Car Show and “The Last Temptation of Michael Flatley”, commissioned by Macra na Feirme.
As an actor, he has worked extensively with companies such as Rough Magic, Druid, The Passion Machine, Project, Storytellers, and Fishamble, and with the theatres The Abbey and Peacock. He has also written remarkable adaptations of “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” by James Joyce, “Peer Gynt” by Henrik Ibsen, and “Slattery’s Sago Saga” by Flann O’Brian.