Greetings From Fukushima written by Erhard Schmied
Translated from the German by Andrew Morton
The Fukushima meltdown in faraway Japan refreshed and fortified the terrible memory of Chernobyl at a time when Putin’s Gazprom grand-standing was beginning to impact European politics; but, however catastrophic the back-story, Erhard Schmied’s play is, in many ways, a nicely traditional thriller about eco-terrorism (and family secrets) in a genre that’s dominated nowadays by Nordic noir but is universally reliant on the evergreen figure of the decently dysfunctional forensic maestro and his conflicted side-kick.
with Patrick Dawson as Inspector Paquet
Kathy Rose O’Brien as Amelie Gentner
Aileen Mythen was Charlotte,the Inspector’s daughter,
Deirdre Monaghan as Ina Denner
Jennifer O’Dea was Saskia Eisenbeiss
Michael J. Forde plays Julius Lanz
Peter Hanly was Bernd Wohlers
Sound supervision was by Mark McGrath.
Produced by Aidan Mathews.
1st TX Sunday 17th May 2105