RTÉ Radio 1 Drama On One

Wittgenstein in the West by Stephen Toomey

1st Prize - PJ O'Connor Awards 2015

Céad míle fáilte to the world of Ludwig Wittgenstein.

The famous philosopher’s post-War pilgrimage to the peace and quiet of Connemara is proving problematic. He can’t construe the English of the Irish natives, let alone the Irish of his English-speaking neighbour. But who is the mystic and who the moron at the edge of Europe? For, in a comedy which, among many other thing, ingeniously critiques the twin theatrical traditions of Gate and Abbey, of Sodom and Begorrah, it seems to be the case that we never stop talking of things we cannot speak about, or, at least, that we never stop speaking of things we cannot  talk about; which is to say, sez he ...

The first of four productions in a month-long celebration of this year’s winners in the PJ O’Connor Drama Awards.

With Bob O’Mahoney, Maíre Ní Ghráinne and Brendan Conroy.

Sound Supervision Mark McGrath

Produced by Aidan Mathews.

1st TX 5th July 2015

35m32s