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The Paddies of Parnell St.

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Bisi Adigun 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Jimmy Murphy 

  • Author Notes

    Based on Jimmy Murphy's The Kings of the Kilburn High Road.

  • Setting

    This play is set on a Tuesday in an African restaurant that is struggling to stay open in a post-Celtic tiger Ireland.

  • Synopsis

    Adapted from Jimmy Murphy's Irish emigration play, The Kings of Kilburn High Road, this play is set on an evening five old friends gather in a Nigerian restaurant on Parnell Street to celebrate Daps' 36th birthday. It is a unique opportunity for the friends to reminisce about the past, wonder about the future, and compare their experiences as immigrants in Ireland against the backdrop of the ever-changing Nigeria they left behind many years ago.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    21 August 2013

  • Producer

    Produced by Arambe Productions

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Performed at Theatre@36 at the Teacher's Club, Dublin.

Original Cast  
Daps Uche Gabriel Akujobi
Motayo Segun Akano
Frank Izii Monet
Pete Bola Ogundeji
Victor Francis Usanga
Production Team  
Director Bisi Adigun
Set Shelley Casserly
Lighting Gabriel Peelo

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