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Hatchet

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Heno Magee 

  • Setting

    Set in a working class area of Dublin.

  • Synopsis

    Brendan 'Hatchet' Bailey is a man caged by the animalism of his environment. Conditioned by his thug of a mother, the conditioning being re-enforced by the violence of his friends, Hatchet is a man whose heritage and whose environment condemn him to thuggery in place of thought. Despite the opportunities to escape that are offered, Hatchet is bound to be the victim of the violent cage in which he has been reared.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    13

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Hatchet Bailey John Kavanagh (1)
First Man Noel O'Donovan
Second Policeman John Olohan
Hairoil Joe Dowling
Ha Ha Eamon Kelly
Workman Michael Duffy
Joey Arthur O'Sullivan (2)
Freddie Bob Carlile
Mrs. Bailey May Cluskey
Barney Mulally Bryan Murray
First Policeman Micheál Ó Briain
Angela Turner Maire O'Neill (2)
Barman Danny Cummins
Bridie Bailey Terri Donnelly
Johnnyboy Mulally Donal Neligan
Second Man Fergus O'Neill
Production Team  
Director Roland Jaquarello
Designer Brian Collins
Lighting Tony Wakefield
Sound Bríd Ní Shúilleabháin
Stage Director Bill Hay
Assistant Stage Director Fionnuala Kenny
Props Master Victoria Bryan
Wardrobe Lily Norton

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Hatchet

  • Year

    1978

  • Published By

    (Gallery Press) cf. The Gallery Press

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • ISBN

    978-0902996670

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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