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Snake Oil

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Alan O'Regan 

  • Synopsis

    Ed, a suave middle-aged man, meets Shell at a bar in the airport where she works. Over cocktails, Shell reveals she's broke and will have to sell a watch of sentimental and monetary value just to pay the rent. Ed suggests another transaction that might be mutually beneficial. Initially repulsed, Shell agrees to spend the night with Ed. Waking the next morning, Ed is confronted by Conor, Shell's flatmate, who convinces Ed to invest in his anti-fat pill. But can Conor be trusted? Can Ed? Just who is fooling whom - and who is selling the snake oil?

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    1

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Shell Ciara O'Callaghan
Ed Raymond Keane
Conor Gerard Adlum
Production Team  
Director Gemma Doorly
Set & Lighting Designer Laura Honan
Stage Manager Audrey Rooney
Set and Costume Designer Sinead Kelly
Composer/Sound Designer Derek Conaghy

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Alan O'Regan

  • Address

    c/o Theatre Upstairs
    Lanigan's Bar, Eden Quay
    Dublin 1
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)86 2449511

  • Email

    theatreupstairs@gmail.com

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Alan O'Regan

  • Address

    c/o Theatre Upstairs
    Lanigan's Bar, Eden Quay
    Dublin 1
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)86 2449511

  • Email

    theatreupstairs@gmail.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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