Playwright hit with €600k legal bill

Punitive finding against Bisi Adigun

9th April, 2017
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A 2007 production of The Playboy of the Western World, starring Eileen Walsh, Giles Terera, and Angeline Ball, sparked a bitter legal row.

Playwright Bisi Adigun is facing a punitive legal bill of up to €600,000 for making “scandalous” allegations against his former solicitor in a dispute about the staging of a modern version of The Playboy of the Western World at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.

Adigun co-wrote the adaptation of the Synge classic with the novelist Roddy Doyle, who, along with former Abbey artistic director Fiach Mac Conghail, was subpoenaed to give evidence at...

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