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Tom O'Brien's play, 'Down Bottle Alley' was first performed at the White Rock Theatre in Hastings in 2008. Since then there have been various performances by Croft Productions, now London Irish Theatre, and now a book of the play, published in 2010 and launched at the Hammersmith and Camden London Irish Centres and then at the White Rock Hotel in Hastings - a very apt venue for a viewing of the play as it's on the seafront, with windows looking out onto the original Bottle Alley.


 Details and photos below...

London Launch

Tuesday 23rd March 2010

 at 2pm and 8pm
The London Irish Centre


London Irish Centre Logo

50-52 Camden Square

London, NW1 1BA

Tel 0207 226 0524


Hastings Launch


Friday 2nd April 2010

at 2.30pm

The White Rock Hotel, 


Tel 01424 432350 

The play was first performed at the

White Rock Theatre, Hastings 

by Croft Productions (Now London Irish Theatre), Director John Dunne, on the

9th April 2008

The London Irish Theatre won the Best Company Award at the 

2010 London Fringe Report.

A shortened version of 'Down Bottle Alley'  was also presented at the Jenny Lind during the event Books Born in Hastings 2008 run by Hastings publishers Earlyworks Press and Circaidy Gregory Press.


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Launch photos

down Bottle alley by Tom O'Brien, performed by Tim skelton and James Lawne

Tim Skelton and James Lawne in the play's 2008 debut at White Rock Theatre, Hastings courtesy of Croft Productions.

London - Hammersmith

Tom O'Brien, Hammersmith, 2010

Tom introduces the book to the world at the Hammersmith Book Fair at the London Irish Centre.Tom's books, including 'Down Bottle Alley', 'Cassidy's Cross', 'On Raglan Road' and 'Kavanagh'.

London - Camden

Tom O'Brien, Philip Robins and Andrew Doherty

Tom, with actors Philip Robins and Andrew Doherty, take a bow after the performance at the Camden Irish Centre book launch.

tom at Camden

Tom signing




White Rock Hotel


Brian Harding

Brian Harding at the Hastings launch with his book, which was the inspiration for 'Down Bottle Alley'.


Tom O'Brien

Tom signing


Conference room, White Rock Hotel

Tom, Brian, and director John Dunne answer questions after the performance. White Rock Hotel, Hastings 2010.

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