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Theatre of Paranoia


  • Playwright

    Miche Doherty 

  • Notes

    Theatre of Paranoia was initially presented as a companion piece to 'Fingertips' by Thomas McLaughlin (listed separately).

  • Synopsis

    It’s Kevin Jones’s birthday and a Dramagram is promised to him by his Mum. The Theatre of Paranoia which turns up, however, is a day early and the Kevin Jones Story it performs is not at all what is expected. Looking under the surface and probing hidden places, the Theatre of Paranoia proposes to expose the real Kevin Jones, initially simply inviting him to join in acting out his planet-saving fantasies. Rapidly, however, the company progresses to a strange improvisation, where Kevin discovers that both his own conscience, and theatre itself, is on a never-ending trial.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



  • Date of First Production

    21 November 1989

  • Production Notes

    Theatre of Paranoia was initially produced by Tinderbox as part of a Festival of New Irish Writing on Sunday 3rd September, 1989, directed by Lynne Parker. Three weeks later it was taken to the Dublin Theatre Festival as Tinderbox’s contribution to a series of rehearsed play readings at the Project Arts Centre. The play was then given a full production (as listed) as part of Tinderbox’s contribution to the Belfast Festival at Queen’s, 1989.

  • Producer

    Produced by Tinderbox Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

    Old Museum Arts Centre

Original Cast  
Kevin Jones Tim Loane
Jay Christopher Glover
Di Andrea Irvine
Production Team  
Director Miche Doherty
Producer Stephen Wright
Producer Angela McCloskey
Producer Christopher Glover
Lighting Designer Bosco Flanagan
Music and Sound by Jules Maxwell
Stage Manager Bosco Flanagan
Sound Recording Green Dolphin Studios




The information for this entry was taken from the company's administrative files.