Improbable Frequency: A Musical Comedy

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Nick Hern Books, 2005 - Drama - 90 pages

The smash-hit musical comedy of spies, double agents and the laws of improbability.

It's 1941. Europe is at war and espionage is the front line. As the rest of the world gets on with World War II, Dublin's lights burn flagrantly and Europe's intellectual elite are out to play. But suspicious messages on a radio show have drawn the attention of MI5, and a diffident young code-breaker is sent to a Dublin crawling with spies and Nazi sympathiseres to determine which side neutral Ireland is really on.

Arthur Riordan's musical Improbable Frequency, with music by Bell Helicopter, was first staged at the O'Reilly Theatre, Dublin, in 2004. It transferred to the Abbey Theatre in 2005, and the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in 2006.

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A musical about WWII, espionage, and probability theory. Strange mixture? Yes. Does it work? Strangely, yes...I think. I probably would have to see it staged to be sure. The characters aren't ... Read full review

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A musical about WWII, espionage, and probability theory. Strange mixture? Yes. Does it work? Strangely, yes...I think. I probably would have to see it staged to be sure. The characters aren't ... Read full review

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Modern Irish Theatre
Mary Trotter
Limited preview - 2008
Modern Irish Theatre
Mary Trotter
Limited preview - 2008

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