Playography is currently undergoing an essential rebuild, technical update and maintenance. All updates are on hold until the rebuild is complete. We are continuing to work hard in the background and are still accepting submissions which will be complete in Autumn 2023. For more information visit ITI's website.


Printer Friendly

Religious Knowledge


  • Playwright

    Eamonn Kelly 

  • Notes

    Religious Knowledge was originally produced as a lunchtime production by The Comedy Cumann at the King's Head Bar, Galway, in 1994. The play received its professional premiere, as listed, as a companion piece to Parental Guidance (listed separately).

  • Synopsis

    Religious Knowledge is set in the 1970’s when the power of the Christian Brothers had peaked and primary education was still controlled by the Catholic Church. This one-act comedy is set in the classroom of a Christian Brothers' school where three boys with very different characters, Fogarty, Dunphy and McQuaid, slip and slide around the ever watchful eye of the draconian teacher, otherwise known as The Brother.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
The Brother David Peare
Dunphy Martin Lucey
McQuaid Martina Carroll
Fogarty Peter O'Meara (2)
Production Team  
Director Geoff Gould
Designer Patrick Murray
Lighting Designer Paul Denby
Producer Patrick Talbot
Choreographer Jane Kelleghan
Sound Assistant Ian Cudmore
Stage Manager Maria Young
Assistant Stage Manager Mary Manning (2)
Assistant Stage Manager Kathy D'Arcy
Assistant Stage Manager Claire Quinlan
Sound Operator Mark Donovan
Set Construction Stefan Turing
Set Construction Jim Casey
Wardrobe Supervisor Madeline Murray
Poster Designer Raven Design
Programme Design Great Graphics
Photography F22 Photography
Make-Up Mary Keane
Key Grip Dinny O'Sullivan




The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer. The synopsis and contact information was supplied by the Everyman Palace Theatre.