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That Driving Ambition

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Gary Mitchell 

  • Notes

    A play for 14-18 year olds about joyriding and punishment beatings.

  • Synopsis

    Who is right? What is right? And who are the appropriate authorities to decide these things? Alan struggles to live in a world where someone's made the rules so that he always loses. From an urban Protestant working-class background, he continually asks: what have I done wrong? And there are plenty of people to provide answers. But looking at the world from his shoes, are those answers relevant? Gary Mitchell's play examines what happens when the law of the land is replaced by the laws of the community.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    3

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details. The cast also includes a musician.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    02 October 1995

  • Producer

    Produced by Replay Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    This play was first performed at Dunmurray High School, Belfast, as part of a tour to schools and venues.

Original Cast  
Alan Fergal McElherron
Tony Ruairi Conaghan
Derek Ruairi Conaghan
Jamsey Robert Donovan
Glen Robert Donovan
Mum Christina Nelson
Teacher Christina Nelson
Sister Christina Nelson
Musician Paul Bosco McEneaney
Production Team  
Director Brenda Winter
Designer Frank Quinn
Producer Jan Branch
Costumes Frank Quinn
Fight Director Michael Poynor
Composer Jules Maxwell
Musical Director Jules Maxwell
Administration Assistant Irene Swift
Production Manager Maureen Macauley
Stand-in Stage Manager Michael Poynor
Assistant Stage Manager Paul Bosco McEneaney
Set Construction Jim Carson
Graphic Design David Craig
Poster Design David Craig

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Gemma Hirst , Peters Fraser & Dunlop

  • Address

    Drury House, 34-43 Russell Street
    London WC2B 5HA
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7344 1000

  • Email

    info@pfd.co.uk

  • Website

    www.pfd.co.uk

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Gemma Hirst , Peters Fraser & Dunlop

  • Address

    Drury House, 34-43 Russell Street
    London WC2B 5HA
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7344 1000

  • Email

    info@pfd.co.uk

  • Website

    www.pfd.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was supplied by Replay Productions from information contained in the company files.