The Horse Trading Diaries

The Horse Trading Diaries, The New Theatre, August 2012

The Horse Trading Diaries

St. Patrick’s week. Limerick city. 1965. Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara visits the hotel owned by a famed Irish rebel, but for Frank, the hotel porter, things have never been so grim. The guests get stranger by the day: a horse trader claiming to be Guevara’s cousin, a mysterious holy man who sees apparitions, an interpreter with an ulterior motive. The hotel’s ‘good name’ is at stake. Hot water bottles are exploding, plots are being hatched. Everyone is in the crossfire…

Written by Shane Burke

Directed by James McNulty