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Red Roses and Petrol

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Joseph O'Connor (1) 

  • Synopsis

    Red Roses and Petrol is a suburban drama which explores love, betrayal and secrets within a dysfunctional middle class family. In her Dublin home, Moya is preparing for the funeral mass of her husband, Enda. Her children are returning from England and America for the sombre occasion. But as the ghosts of the Doyles' past begin to materialise, the consequences are both disturbing and comic.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    4

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details. In the original production the role of Enda was pre-recorded on video.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Tom Barry Barnes
Young Enda Barry Barnes
Medbh Kathy Downes
Johnny Paul Hickey
Moya Anne Kent
Catherine Deirdre O'Kane
Young Moya Deirdre O'Kane
Enda John Kavanagh (1)
Production Team  
Director Jim Culleton
Designer Fiona Leech
Designer Fiona Whelan
Lighting Designer Stephen McManus
Costume Designer Marie Tierney
Production Manager Brian Treacy
Stage Manager Paula Tierney
Assistant Stage Manager Louise Drumm
Production Assistant Orla Hennessy
Set Construction Brian McGuinness
PR Nicola Russell
Graphic Design The Graphiconies/ Public Communications Centre
Photography Colm Henry
Hair by Linda Kennedy
Administrator Kate Hyland

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Red Roses and Petrol

  • Year

    1995

  • Published By

    Methuen

  • Address

    Head Office, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London SW1V 1EJ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

  • Website

    www.methuen.co.uk

  • ISBN

    0413699900

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  • Title

    Fishamble/Pigsback First Plays

  • Year

    2002

  • Published By

    New Island Books

  • Address

    2 Brookside, Dundrum Road
    Dublin 14
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 298 9937

  • Email

    nibsales@brookside.ie

  • ISBN

    1874597928

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Blake Friedmann

  • Address

    122 Arlington Road
    London NW1 7HP
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7284 0408

  • Email

    conrad@blakefriedmann.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the published script. Additional information was supplied by a member of Fishamble Theatre Company.