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OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Ger Gallagher 

  • Setting

    The action of the play takes place in the breakfast room of Jenny Lavelle's house on Ailesbury Rd. Ballsbridge.

  • Synopsis

    With old age advancing rapidly, Jenny Lavelle has retreated to the familiar surroundings of her kitchen, the only room she inhabits in her rambling Dublin 4 residence. The loss of Nancy, her best friend and neighbour for fifty years has left Jenny feeling bereft. It is 2007, the country is firmly in the grip of the Celtic Tiger but cracks are beginning to appear. Jenny's son Des is expanding his business interests and needs his mother to sell the family home so he can cash in on the proceeds. With her independence under threat, Jenny decides to hide her weakening heart condition from her son for fear he will bully her into leaving the house. Jenny becomes friendly with Paula, the young woman who has moved into Nancy's house. Paula Harte is married to one of the wealthiest men in the country and seems to live a charmed life, but Jenny senses that all is not well with her new neighbour. As a friendship develops between the two women it becomes apparent that Paula is deeply unhappy. Jenny is reminded of the life she once endured, but with age has come a new courage and wisdom - and a chance to put things right.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    15 February 2016

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Dolmen Productions.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    The Dolmen Theatre

Original Cast  
Jenny Lavelle Geraldine Plunkett
Des Lavelle Marcus Lamb
Declan Simon Toal
Paula Harte Jenn McGuirk
Production Team  
Director Caroline FitzGerald
Stage Manager Michelle Barry

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Ger Gallagher

  • Address

    Winfield, Brennanstown Rd
    Cabinteely
    Dublin 18
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)87 2071184

  • Email

    ger@dolmentheatre.ie

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Ger Gallagher

  • Address

    Winfield, Brennanstown Rd
    Cabinteely
    Dublin 18
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)87 2071184

  • Email

    ger@dolmentheatre.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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