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The Laughter of Our Children

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Brian Campbell  Laurence McKeown 

  • Synopsis

    In a small village in the North of Ireland in 1981, Mary and George try to come to terms with their son Peadar's decision to volunteer for the hunger strike. The local school teacher decides to take a lead role in organising a local campaign. Two old school friends of Peadar, now at Queen's University, must try to come to terms with where they stand. Myles, the GAA coach, wants to keep his head down and ignore the situation and Father Boyle, the local priest, struggles to control his parishioners.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    8

  • Cast Size Female

    2

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mary Julia Dearden
Man Terry O'Neill (1)
Singer Terry O'Neill (1)
Father Boyle Gerry Doherty
Myles Jim Doran (2)
Peadar Kevin Elliot
George Pádraig Ó Gallchóir
Síle Dierdre McAliskey
Stephen Chris Simpson
Liam Gerard Jordan
Production Team  
Director Pam Brighton
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Producer Margaret Fisher
Assistant Director Terry O'Neill (1)
Design team Féile Artists
Stage Manager Aisling Mooney
Assistant Stage Manager Tony Carlisle
Lighting Operator Mark Dornan
PR Michelle Devlin
PR Emma Hargreaves
Programme Design Keith Connolly
Administrator Donna Smyth

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    DubbelJoint Theatre Company

  • Address

    Belfast
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    DubbelJoint Theatre Company

  • Address

    Belfast
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry was taken from the programme for the original production, with further information supplied by the company.