Playwright Loses Court Battle

30th January 2009

The Stage reports that a case taken by Irish playwright Gerard Mannix Flynn against the Dublin Theatre Festival, alleging breach of contract, was dismissed by Judge Jacqueline Linnane in the Irish Circuit Civil Court.

Flynn was suing for €38,000 in damages, claiming the Dublin Theatre Festival reneged on an agreement to include one of his productions in its 50th anniversary programme in 2007. Judge Linnane awarded costs against Mr Flynn, and said she was satisfied he had failed to prove the existence of the verbal contract he claimed to have made.

Flynn said later he will appeal the decision to the Irish High Court.

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