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Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Jim Nolan 

  • Setting

    Inishshannon, a town in the Irish Midlands. The action takes place in the reporter's office of The Inishshannon Chronicle in the spring of 2016.

  • Synopsis

    Set in a provincial newspaper office in the Irish Midlands in the run up to Easter 2016, the privately owned Inishshannon Chronicle has just been acquired by a media conglomerate and the new brush is about to sweep clean. As the newspaper's staff adjust to radical changes in its structure and ethos, the town it serves prepares to celebrate a tenuous connection to the Easter Rising. The revelation that this connection is not quite what it seems puts the Chronicle's editor on a collision course with both his new bosses and the local business and political community.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Lenny Harris Michael Hayes (1)
Stephen Coyne Garrett Keogh
Lisa Reilly Ema Lemon
Kate Flynn Jenni Ledwell
Ian Doherty Ciaran McMahon
Production Team  
Director Jim Nolan
Set Designer Dermot Quinn
Producer Caroline Senior
Lighting Designer Richard Collins
Costume Designer Jeannine Storan
Sound Designer Rachel Corcoran
Piano Pat O'Connor
Production Manager Amy Power
Stage Manager Martina Collender
Set Construction Jim Whelan
Set Painter Andrew Cusack
Stage Assistant Libby Walsh
Graphic Design Mark White
Photography Keith Currams
Vocals Amy Shinnors
Voice Over Clodagh Power

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Jim Nolan

  • Address

    Kilmoylin
    Kilmacthomas
    Co. Waterford
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)86 6095039

  • Email

    jamesjnolan@eircom.net

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Jim Nolan

  • Address

    Kilmoylin
    Kilmacthomas
    Co. Waterford
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)86 6095039

  • Email

    jamesjnolan@eircom.net

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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