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Melting Doves


  • Playwright

    Max Hafler 

  • Setting

    A Club in Galway city.

  • Synopsis

    Three people head off to the club to find themselves. Cally hitches back to Galway in an effort to relive a night in her youth. Feargal, who has just come out to his parents and been kicked out of home, escapes the drudgery through clubbing on E. Tom who works on the family farm has had a massive row with his father and has gone clubbing to forget. While club owner/part-time DJ, Shayman, reminisces about his time in the Balearics at the start of club culture. The play explores the search for identity, the End of Now, the politics of drugs, the deals we make with death and why we need drugs to sweeten life.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.


  • Date of First Production

    03 May 1997

  • Production Notes

    When this play was produced the company was known simply as 'Yew Theatre Company'.

  • Producer

    Produced by Yew Tree Theatre

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Premiered at the Building Theatre, Ballina, County Mayo.

Original Cast  
Tom Furey Daniel Guinnane
Colum Daniel Guinnane
Drugboy 2 Daniel Guinnane
Shayman Ian Beattie
Feargal Quigley Andrew Lovern
Cally Lawless Aoife O'Beirne
Priest John Delaney
Drugboy John Delaney
Hippy John Delaney
Production Team  
Director Martin Maguire (2)
Designer Blaithin Sheerin
Lighting Designer Gerard Meagher
Costume Designer Moggie Douglas
Choreographer Mags Byrne
Music by Patrick Burke
Music by Marian McEvoy


  • Contact

    Sheil Land Associates Ltd.

  • Address

    43 Doughty Street
    London WC1N 2LF

  • Phone

    + (44 ) 20 7405 9351

  • Email


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Sheil Land Associates Ltd.

  • Address

    43 Doughty Street
    London WC1N 2LF

  • Phone

    + (44 ) 20 7405 9351

  • Email


The information for this entry was supplied by a member of Yew Three Theatre Company.