Sam Thompson
(1916-1965)

Died aged c. 49

Sam(uel) Thompson (21 May 1916 – 15 February 1965) was an Irish playwright best known for his controversial plays Over the Bridge, which exposes sectarianism, and Cemented with Love, which focuses on political corruption. His works fall into the social realist genre but are distinct in their dramatisation of Northern Irish issues; they were ground-breaking in documenting sectarian violence before the eruption of the Troubles.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Albert Bridge on Geograph

Sam Thompson 1916-1965 Playwright 'Over The Bridge' 1960 born in 2 Montrose Street beside this house

1 Vicarage Street, Ballymacarrett, East Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom where they was born near (1916)