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Trickledown Town


  • Playwright

    Donal O'Kelly 

  • Setting

    A luxury hotel suite, Kingston, Jamaica.

  • Synopsis

    Trickledown Town is the story of what happens to Dublin man Seamus Devitt when he takes up his post as World Bank representative in Kingston, Jamaica. He hasn't reckoned on Angela Crook, a Jamaican woman who runs a community clinic in a West Kingston shanty town. Angela is desperate to keep her clinic open. Desperate enough to take extraordinary measures to force Seamus to see and experience the world struggle that exists a stone's throw from his luxury hotel suite. Also involved in the web of intrigue is Miller Boyson, a young Jamaican brought up in London, who works as a security man - the only growth industry in many debtor countries. And then there's Maureen, the hot shot American PR woman drafted in by the World Bank to counter "activist-led" opposition to its policies. The four become embroiled in a flamboyant thriller set in the cut-throat world of World Bank/IMF imposed cutbacks in debt strangled Jamaica.

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Original Cast  
Maureen Bird Deirdre O'Kane
Miller Boyson Sidney Cole
Seamus Devitt Donagh Deeney
Angela Crook Yvonne Gidden
Production Team  
Director Kenneth Glenaan
Set Designer Robert Ballagh
Lighting Designer Megan Sheppard
Producer Deborah Keogh
Costume Designer Marie Tierney
Percussion Coach Vinny Murphy
Production Manager Marie Tierney
Stage Manager Marcus MacConghail
Rehearsal Stage Manager Catherine Nealon
Graphic Design Charlie O'Neill




The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and the unpublished script. Additional information was supplied by a member of Calypso Productions.