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The Birthday Man

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Philip Doherty 

  • Setting

    Dublin, 1913; London, 1983; Dublin, 2013

  • Synopsis

    The life of Oisín is told in scenes that span 100 years - from his birth in a tenement in 1913, to a tragic run-in with the IRA in London, and his last days being cared for by a resentful grandchild in Dublin, 2013.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    17

  • Cast Size Female

    13

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling occurs.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Jack Rex Ryan
Priest Rex Ryan
Vincent Rex Ryan
Hugzo Rex Ryan
Doubter 1 Rex Ryan
Ann Cara Christie
Pauline Cara Christie
Miranda Cara Christie
Gossip Cara Christie
Social welfare officer Cara Christie
Oisín Killian McGuinness
Lorraine Aislinn O'Byrne
Lucinda Aislinn O'Byrne
Paperboy Aislinn O'Byrne
Trisha Aislinn O'Byrne
Danny Kieran Roache
Dermot Kieran Roache
Priest Kieran Roache
Grisha Kieran Roache
Doctor Ruairí Heading
Eamonn Ruairí Heading
Priest Ruairí Heading
Jim Larkin Ruairí Heading
Finnegan Ruairí Heading
Cathal Ruairí Heading
Doubter 2 Ruairí Heading
Michelle Eva-Jane Gaffney
Sophie Eva-Jane Gaffney
Mary Eva-Jane Gaffney
Gossip Eva-Jane Gaffney
Production Team  
Director Philip Doherty
Set Designer Joe Doherty
Lighting design (for selected venues) Mark Galione
Multi Media David Reilly
Shadow Operator Aimee O'Reilly
Lighting Technician Paul Farnan
Music & Sound Designer Shane O'Connor
Co-Producer Ger McNaughton
Co-Producer Ciara O'Connor

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