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Spike Dreams

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Dave Duggan 

  • Synopsis

    The story of a family on the verge of crisis. The local textile factory has closed, and father and mother, Tony and Paula, and their two eldest children, Lauren and Johnny, have all been laid off. Paula is encouraging her children to spread their wings and fly the nest, while Tony attempts to bar all roads out. Their youngest son Spike, who dreams of becoming an astronomer, adds to the mayhem of the situation by announcing that an incoming asteroid is about to disrupt things even more...

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    20 September 2003

  • Production Notes

    A Derry Playhouse commission.

  • Producer

    Produced by The Playhouse

  • Original Venue

    The Playhouse

  • Venue Notes

    Subsequently brought on tour

Original Cast  
Paula Sheelagh O'Kane
Tony Gerry Doherty
Johnny Brian Melarkey
Lauren Emma Little
Spike Gerald Dorrity
Production Team  
Director Dave Duggan
Set Designer David Craig
Producer Jonathan Burgess
Lighting Designer Ali Kerr
Costume Designer Donna Hughes
Tour Production Manager Ali Kerr
Stage Manager Damian Cox
Production Assistant Brendan Roof
Production Assistant Andrew Page

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Dave Duggan

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

    dave.duggan@talk21.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.