Prime Cut Productions, Northern Ireland


by Fionnuala Kennedy

Removed is a funny and affecting fictional story, told by a character called ‘Adam’, that offers insight into the experiences of growing up in the Northern Irish care system.

‘Adam is OK to share his story - really it’s alright – it's OK that his life was turned upside down – and the social workers were nice, kinda – and the foster homes, well... and his baby brother Joe?’

Removed is not based on one individual, but rather an amalgam of the many interviews gathered by Fionnuala Kennedy with Voice Of Young People In Care, a group of people with care experience who are campaigning for changes to the system in Northern Ireland. Through this collaboration, they seek to learn from these young people and their experiences.

Funded by Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Creative Europe.

Presented by axis: Ballymun in association with Dublin Theatre Festival.

Directed by Emma Jordan
Performed by
Conor O’Donnell
Set Design:
Ciaran Bagnall
Lighting Design:
Paul Keogan
Sound Design:
Conor Mitchell
AV Design:
Conan McIvor


axis: Ballymun


9 & 11 Oct, 8pm
10 Oct, 11.30am & 8pm
12 Oct, 3pm & 8pm




60 mins. No interval.

Talking Theatre

9 Oct, post-show. With members of the company and representatives from EPIC.

*Please note: due to the popular nature of this show, certain performances may be sold out through Dublin Theatre Festival. If you cannot find tickets for your preferred dates, please try visiting the axis: Ballymun website for more availability.