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Best Of Belfast: Northern Ireland's #1 Interview Podcast


Feb 15, 2021

Martin Lynch is a playwright from Belfast, Northern Ireland who started out in Community Theatre at Turf Lodge before being appointed Resident Playwright at the Lyric.
 
 
A 35-year career has seen Martin's work produced in many parts of the world including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Brighton Festival, the USA, Romania, Russia, Canada and Australia.
 
 
He's also written many plays for BBC Radio 3 and 4 and co-wrote the screenplay for the Sam Goldwyn film, A Prayer For The Dying starring Mickey Rourke, Bob Hoskins and Liam Neeson.
 
 
Martin was recently elected to the Irish association of artists Aosdána whose previous members include Samuel Beckett, Seamus Heaney and Brian Friel.
 
 
In today's episode we talk about:
  • Growing up in a one-up-one-down house of 12
  • Martin's first jobs (cloth-cutter and dock worker)
  • Articulating the working-class voice
  • And pet lions.
 
This episode was recorded live over Zoom as part of the Cathedral Quarter Out To Lunch Festival. Big thanks to them for giving us the opportunity and making today's show possible.
 
 
Check it out.
 
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Webpage for episode: https://bestofbelfast.org/stories/martin-lynch-playwright
 
 
Best Of Belfast is Northern Ireland's #1 Interview Podcast. We've shared 180+ hour-long conversations with incredible people from Northern Ireland.
 
 
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Cheers!
 
 
— Matt