Neeson and Byrne’s play heading to New York

The one-man production, fronted by actor Gerard Mannix Flynn, explores the issues of physical and sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church and features the story of a man about to provide evidence to a tribunal about the mistreatment of children.

The Usual Suspects star Bryne will direct the project and Neeson will co-produce with officials at the Culture Project, a performance organisation which focuses on human rights issues.

The critically-acclaimed play, which was first staged in Ireland in 2003, will open at the 45 Bleecker Theatre on 9 December (11).