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The Snapper

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Roddy Doyle 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Roddy Doyle 

  • Adapted From Notes

    Adapted from Roddy Doyle's 1990 novel of the same name.

  • Setting

    Northside Dublin, late 1980s.

  • Notes

    A Gate Studio commission. 

  • Synopsis

    The Snapper is an account of the ups and downs of family life and pregnancy in Northside Dublin of the late 1980s.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    10

  • Cast Notes

    The role of Darren was alternated by two actors, and the roles of Tracy and Linda Rabbitte were alternated by six actors in the premiere production.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Yvonne Burgess Niamh Branigan
Sharon Rabbitte Hazel Clifford
Jimmy Rabbitte Simon Delaney
Veronica Rabbitte Hilda Fay
Jackie O'Keefe Kate Gilmore
George Burgess Simon O'Gorman
Doris Burgess Carmel Stephens
Radiologist Carmel Stephens
Midwife Carmel Stephens
Mary Curran Amilia Stewart
Darren Rabbitte Jason Cullen
Darren Rabbitte Cameron Simpson
Tracy & Linda Rabbitte Mia Barry
Tracy & Linda Rabbitte Holly McGuinness
Tracy & Linda Rabbitte Alannah Browne
Tracy & Linda Rabbitte Kayleigh Farrelly
Tracy & Linda Rabbitte Amy Macken
Tracy & Linda Rabbitte Abby Redmond
Production Team  
Director Roisin McBrinn
Set and Costume Designer Paul Wills
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Sound Designer Sinead Diskin
Choreographer Paula O'Reilly
Video Designer Conan McIvor
Assistant Director Mollie Molumby
Stage Director Donna Leonard
Assistant Stage Manager Ken Kelly
Assistant Stage Manager Evie McGuinness
Assistant Stage Manager Clive Welsh
Chaperone Emma Ryan
Wardrobe Manager Tara van Zyl
Costume Assistant Lisa Barry
Costume Assistant Nicola Burke
Costume Assistant Aoife Eustace-Doyle
Costume Assistant Corina Govan
Dress Maker Tara Mulvihill
Costume Trainee Nozomi Shiba
Costume Trainee Adam Moore White
Hair & Make-Up Susan Kenny
Hair & Make-Up Marie-Therese Byrne
Set Construction Theatre Production Services (TPS)
Scenic Artist Sandra Butler
Scenic Artist Susan Crawford
Production Photography Ste Murray
Rehearsal Photography Allen Kiely

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    John Sutton

  • Address

    Building 3, Kilmainham Square
    Kilmainham
    Dublin 8
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 708 0204

  • Email

    john@johnsutton.ie

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    John Sutton

  • Address

    Building 3, Kilmainham Square
    Kilmainham
    Dublin 8
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 708 0204

  • Email

    john@johnsutton.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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