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A City Comedy


  • Playwright

    Arthur Riordan  Declan Hughes  Pom Boyd 

  • Setting

    Temple Bar, Dublin, in 1979 and 1999.

  • Synopsis

    A property developer on the make, a pair of rural hucksters, a degradation-driven TD and a supporting cast of thieves, punks, hookers and cannibals are thrown together on a Dublin street on the day of the Pope's visit in 1979. Twenty years on, that street and those characters are barely recognisable, all slicked up and ready for the millennium.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. Some cross-casting is also necessary. See original production for details.


Original Cast  
Bozo Lock Gary Cooke
Bowlhead Gary Cooke
Daddy Gary Cooke
Ger McClone Kathy Downes
Grainne Kathy Downes
Gerry Wall Darragh Kelly
Colmo Darragh Kelly
Fr Peter O'Sullivan Darragh Kelly
Suzy Eileen Walsh
Oisín Eileen Walsh
Bran Eileen Walsh
Regina Fingerty Amelia Crowley
Diarmuid Brian Doherty
Stanley Brian Doherty
Drunken Priest Brian Doherty
Ignatius de Butler Brian Doherty
Fr Dermot Hole Brian Doherty
Old Woman Mark O'Regan
Noel 'The Flank' Mongy TD/Joan Mongy Mark O'Regan
Sir Galahad O'Shaughnessy Mark O'Regan
Padraig Suit Mark O'Regan
Paper Man Anna Healy
Mammy Anna Healy
Carmo Anna Healy
Production Team  
Director Lynne Parker
Designer Gabby Dowling
Lighting Designer Nick McCall
Producer Deborah Aydon
Music and Sound by Jimmy Eadie
Assistant Director Miche Doherty
Company Manager Loughlin Deegan
Production Manager Pat Byrne
Stage Director Angie White
Stage Manager Ailbhe Brennan
Sound Operator Jimmy Eadie
Set Construction Theatre Production Services
Costume Supervisor Helen McCusker
PR Mary Folan
Graphic Design Dimension Design
Photography Enda O'Brien
Carpenter Peter Boyle



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Rough Magic Theatre Company

  • Address

    12 Parliament Street, Temple Bar
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 671 9278

  • Email

  • Website


The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer.