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A Better Boy

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    John Wilson Foster 

  • Setting

    Belfast, 1917

  • Synopsis

    It is 1917. William J. Pirrie, chairman of Harland & Wolff, has agreed to an interview in which he will remember his nephew Tommie - Thomas Andrews, chief designer of RMS Titanic, a ship whose name Pirrie is loath to speak. He recalls Tommy’s boyhood,starting as a young apprentice at Harland & Wolff, the greatest shipyard in the world.

    The story of Titanic is known to all but how was the news taken in Belfast, the city that built this magnificent ship? Pirrie tells of the sinking, the feverish inquires, the impressive sermons issued from the pulpits of the western world, and of course, Tommie’s last moments aboard the stricken liner. Out of Pirrie's memories and musings emerges the compelling and neglected figure of Pirrie himself, the world's greatest shipbuilder.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    09 April 2012

  • Producer

    Produced by Kabosh

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed aboard the barge MV Confiance, docked at Lanyon Quay, Belfast.

Original Cast  
Performer Lalor Roddy
Production Team  
Director Paula McFetridge
Set Designer Stuart Marshall
Costume Designer Diana Ennis
General Manager Lyndsey Jackson
Assistant Director Emma Copeland
Venue Manager Jacqueline O'Hagan
Technical Manager Damian Cox
Production Manager Elaine Barnes
Stage Manager Noleen Stevenson
Technical Assistant J.P. Conaghan
Production Assistant Fionnuala Kennedy
Front of House Manager Hilary Copeland
Props Lisa-Marie Cooke

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Kabosh

  • Address

    Imperial Buildings, 72 High Street
    Belfast BT1 2BE
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)28 9024 3343

  • Email

    info@kabosh.net

  • Website

    www.kabosh.net

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Kabosh

  • Address

    Imperial Buildings, 72 High Street
    Belfast BT1 2BE
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)28 9024 3343

  • Email

    info@kabosh.net

  • Website

    www.kabosh.net

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