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  • Playwright

    Paul Mercier 

  • Synopsis

    Buddleia is an exploration of modern Dublin. The play is an episodic journey through the physical and spiritual heart of the city, and an angry account of a troubled society. As a small terraced house changes occupants and uses, the play charts the shifting demographics of a city at a time of great flux.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.


Original Cast  
Billy Denis Conway
Sergeant Denis Conway
Fireman Denis Conway
Tom Mulligan Des Braiden
Hanna Butler Geraldine Plunkett
Doctor Enda Oates
Sean Enda Oates
Cop Enda Oates
Fireman Enda Oates
Timothy Moran Pat Laffan
Paddy Eamonn Hunt
Les Frank O'Sullivan
Matthew Alan King
Dancer Alan King
Aisling Michelle Houlden
Thomas Eanna MacLiam
Dancer Eanna MacLiam
Jane Ger Ryan
Dancer Ger Ryan
Gus Mick Nolan
Tony Donagh Deeney
Cop Donagh Deeney
Fireman Donagh Deeney
Liz Bríd McCarthy
Bag Lady Bríd McCarthy
John Brendan Laird
Fire and Ambulance Man Brendan Laird
Kernaghan Barry McGovern
Dessie Fitzpatrick Alan Archbold
Peter David Gorry
Artist David Gorry
Dancer David Gorry
Youth 2 David Gorry
Patricia Charlotte Bradley
Gerry Stephen Dunne (1)
Dancer Stephen Dunne (1)
Youth 1 Stephen Dunne (1)
Jimmy Liam Carney
Christy Liam Carney
Fireman Liam Carney
Ruth Caroline Rothwell
Dancer Caroline Rothwell
Garda Berts Folan
Dancer Berts Folan
PJ Berts Folan
Harry Robert English
Priest Tony Tormey
Cop Tony Tormey
Fire and Ambulance Man Tony Tormey
Martin Derry Power
The Old Man Derry Power
The Boy Barry Ward
Helen Karen Scully
Dancer Karen Scully
Child Ruth Murphy
Production Team  
Director Paul Mercier
Designer Anne Gately
Lighting Designer Megan Sheppard
Producer Eoin McDunphy
General Manager Anne Gately
Music by John Dunne (1)
Assistant Director Maire O'Higgins
Sound Effects Dave Nolan
Assistant Producer Barry Casey
Production Manager Pat Byrne
Technical Manager Tony Boston
Stage Director Phill McCaughey
Stage Manager Sinead Connolly
Assistant Stage Manager Stephanie Ryan
Props Master Shane O'Loan
Production Assistant Darren O'Kelly
Production Assistant Paula Laughlin
Production Assistant Linda Galbraith
Set Assistant Alan Anderson
Scenic Artist Michael Hegarty
Wardrobe Theresa Shorthall
Wardrobe Assistant Gerry Faulkner
Graphic Design Val Mercier
Tailor Mick Geraghty
Programme Bernie Nealon
Administrator Anne-Marie Mulligan




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