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From Both Hips


  • Playwright

    Mark O'Rowe 

  • Setting

    A present day suburb of Dublin over one evening and the following morning.

  • Synopsis

    An urban comic thriller of violation and vengeance in which a Dublin man is set on revenge after he is accidentally shot in the hip by a member of the Drugs Squad. Surrounded by three women (his wife, her sister and his girlfriend), all of whom are determined to advise him - something has got to give. From Both Hips is a cool, fast sweep through the grey no-man’s-land of cops and criminals in contemporary Ireland.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



  • Date of First Production

    27 June 1997

  • Producer

    Produced by Fishamble: The New Play Company

  • Original Venue

    Project Arts Centre

  • Venue Notes

    When this play was produced Project was temporarily relocated to Project @ the Mint, whilst renovations were taking place.

Original Cast  
Willy Sean Rocks
Adele Clodagh O'Donoghue
Irene Catherine Walsh (1)
Liz Marion O'Dwyer
Paul Ger Carey
Theresa Fionnuala Murphy
Production Team  
Director Jim Culleton
Designer Blaithin Sheerin
Lighting Designer Nick McCall
Stage Manager Jennifer Crawford
Assistant Stage Manager Orla Hennessy
Production Assistant Mary Kennelly
Set Construction Peter Boyle
Scenic Artist Christine Mackey
Poster Designer Simon Dry
Programme Design Edwin Bowe
Photography Paul Gaster
Hair by Lunatic Fringe
Administrator Maureen Kennelly




The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer. Additional information was supplied by Fishamble Theatre Company.