By Fionnuala Kennedy

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 the funny, moving and shocking insight into the experiences of a young man sharing his story of living within the state care system.

Adam’s story is fictional. It is not the story of one individual, but rather a combination of the many stories of young people with experiences in the care system. Some stories are sad, some funny, some terrifying but all very real and very important.

Irish Times

★ ★ ★ ★ “one fluid experience through Conor O’Donnell’s robust performance as Adam. As with all good theatre created for young people, the adult audience are merely guests in their space. At one crucial point in the play, the gaze is pushed back on the audience, who must confront their own participation in a society that marginalises the most vulnerable”

Prime Cut productions is one of Ireland’s leading independent theatre companies. Their first show that STET brought to The Hague “My Left Nut” was sold out.

Dates, Venues & Tickets

Zaal 3
De Constant Rebecqueplein 20A, Den Haag

17 February 2023 | 20.00 (Including Spotlight talk & Sign language interpretation)
18 February 2023 | 20.00 
19 February 2023 | 14.30 

Running time

50 minutes


Adults: €24
Student /CJP /Under 16/ Guide: €18,50

Recommended age for this show is 11+


Zaal 3 has an adapted chair for wheelchair users, which can be removed if you’d prefer to sit in your own wheelchair, as well as space for a friend if you contact them in advance. At the moment their adapted toilet can’t accommodate electric wheelchairs. For more questions about the accessibility of this event, please send an email to


writer Fionnuala Kennedy | director Emma Jordan | featuring Conor O’Donnell as Adam | set designer Ciaran Bagnall | lighting designer Paul Keogan | sound designer Conor Mitchell | AV design Conan McIvor

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