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Grenades

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Tara McKevitt 

  • Setting

    A Northern Irish prison, the late 1980s.

  • Notes

    Originally broadcast as a radio play, 'Grenades' won the RTÉ PJ O'Connor award in 2010. The radio version featured Tara Lynne O'Neill as Nuala and was produced by Aidan Matthews.

  • Synopsis

    Northern Ireland, 1979: Nuala Kelly takes no prisoners. A tough nine-year-old living with her mother, brother and grandfather, she thinks the class bully is just a big baby, and that all the nuns are cranky old wrinkled up cronies. She loves Thin Lizzy and The Undertones - just like her big brother, Oran. He’s fifteen and thinks he’s Casanova. Nuala thinks he’s more like Jesus; she’d do anything for him. But what she does one day for her brother, no-one could ever have imagined…

    Set in a prison ten years later, Grenades focusses on how Nuala must re-live the events of her childhood to finally make sense of them all.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Performer Emma O'Grady
Production Team  
Director Caroline Lynch
Set Designer Caroline Lynch
Set Designer Emma O'Grady
Lighting Designer Mike O'Halloran
Sound Designer Paul Houlihan
Poster Design Patrick Cusack (1)

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Mephisto Theatre Company

  • Address

    50 Grattan Park, The Claddagh
    Galway City
    Co. Galway
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0) 87 6728930 / 087 8748485

  • Email

    mephisto.theatre@gmail.com

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mephisto Theatre Company

  • Address

    50 Grattan Park, The Claddagh
    Galway City
    Co. Galway
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0) 87 6728930 / 087 8748485

  • Email

    mephisto.theatre@gmail.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was provided by a company member.