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Room For Two

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Ger Gallagher 

  • Setting

    The action of the play takes place in a private psychiatric hospital.

  • Synopsis

    Dorothy, a long term patient in a private psychiatric hospital is horrified when she is forced to share her private room with Carla, a young woman who has been moved from the high security wing. Likewise, Carla is not impressed with her new roommate, but is prepared to put up with the situation rather than risk being sent back to the ‘fourth floor’. As the months progress, the women find common ground and an unexpected friendship builds between them. Dorothy sees that behind Carla’s tough facade lies a vulnerable young girl who has stopped believing in herself. A former school teacher, she introduces Carla to the world of literature but it’s Carla who teaches Dorothy the most important lesson – how to laugh again.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    28 November 2016

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Dolmen Productions.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    The Dolmen Theatre

Original Cast  
Dorothy Jolly Geraldine Plunkett
Carla Temple Emma Willis
Production Team  
Director Caroline FitzGerald
Stage Manager Michelle Barry
Photography Barry McCabe
Choreographer Saran Barry
Graphic Design Adam O'Donnell

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS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.