Aodhán Madden

Aodhán Madden (1947-2015) was an Irish playwright, screen writer, poet and short story writer.

Aodhán Madden
BornAodhán Madden
1947 (1947)
Dublin, Ireland
Died2015 (aged 67–68)
OccupationPlaywright, screenwriter, short story writer
Notable worksRemember Mauritania (1987)

LifeEdit

Aodhan Madden was born in Dublin in 1947. He initially worked as a journalist and critic with the Irish Press. He then began writing full-time for stage, radio and screen. His plays were staged at the Abbey Theatre and the Peacock Theatre and broadcast on RTE and the BBC.[1] Madden also wrote the acclaimed film Night Train, which starred John Hurt and Brenda Blethyn.[2]

He died in 2015.

WorksEdit

Stage playsEdit

  • The Midnight Door (1983)
  • The Dosshouse Waltz (1985)
  • Sensations (1986)
  • Private Death of a Queen (1986)
  • Sea Urchins (1988)
  • Remember Mauritania (1987)
  • Josephine in the Night (1988)[3]
  • Candlemas Night (1991).[4]

Radio playsEdit

  • Remember Mauritania (RTÉ, 1985)
  • Obituaries (RTÉ, 1992)

ScreenplayEdit

  • Night Train (1998)

Short storiesEdit

  • Mad Angels of Paxenau Street (1991)

PoetryEdit

  • Demons (1978)

MemoirEdit

  • Fear and Loathing in Dublin (2009). Dublin: Liberties Press.[5][6]

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aodhan Madden". Liberties Press. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Night Train". IMDb. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Aodhan Madden". Irish Playography. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Death of playwright Aodhan Madden". The Irish Times.
  5. ^ Savage, Joanne. "Fear and Loathing in Dublin". Culture NI. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  6. ^ Lynch, Brian. "Lucid insight into eccentric world". The Irish Times. Retrieved 24 September 2020.