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Backwater

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    John B. Keane 

  • Notes

    Produced as a part of 'Values' a triple bill of Keane one-acts including 'The Spraying of John O'Dorey' and 'The Pure of Heart'.

  • Synopsis

    In this heartfelt comedy-drama Keane examines the mother-son relationship, exploring the indifference and ingratitude of an only son to his widowed mother.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    25 April 1973

  • Producer

    Produced by Theatre of the South

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Premiered at the Group Theatre, Cork.

Original Cast  
Eddie Doyle Flor Dullea
Mrs. Swann Mary O'Donovan (1)
Jimmy Swann Eamon Nash
Sammy Furlong Donal O'Sullivan
Production Team  
Decor by Bill Coughlan
Produced by Dan Donovan
Produced by Flor Dullea

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Billy Keane

  • Address

    Main Street
    Listowel
    Co. Kerry
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)68 21127

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Professional

  • Contact

    Mercier Press

  • Address

    Unit 3B, Oak House
    Bessboro Road, Blackrock
    Cork
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)21 4614700

  • Email

    info@mercierpress.ie

  • Website

    www.mercierpress.ie

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Amateur

  • Contact

    Drama League of Ireland

  • Address

    Mill Theatre
    Dundrum Town Centre
    Dundrum, Dublin 16
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 2969343

  • Email

    dli@eircom.net

  • Website

    www.dli.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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