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A Handful of Stars

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Billy Roche 

  • Notes

    A Handful of Stars, alongside 'Poor Beast in the Rain' and 'Belfry' (both listed separately), is part of a trilogy of plays known as 'The Wexford Trilogy'.

  • Synopsis

    The pain and disillusionment following the break-up of a family form the backdrop to this drama set in a pool-hall. Jimmy and the other regulars waste hours with their cues until Jimmy has a bust up with his girlfriend and embarks on a spree of violence.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    15 February 1988

  • Producer

    Produced by The Bush Theatre

  • Original Venue

    The Bush Theatre

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    The Irish premiere was presented by Rough Magic Theatre Company at the Tivoli Theatre Dublin in 1989.

Original Cast  
Conway Peter Caffrey
Linda Dervla Kirwan
Tony Aidan Gillen
Jimmy Gary Lydon
Stapler Breffni McKenna
Paddy Joseph Brady
Swan Michael O'Hagan
Production Team  
Director Robin Lefevre
Designer Gordon Stewart
Designer Andrew Wood
Lighting Designer Paul Denby
Sound Designer Louise Bates

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the published script.