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Kevin's Bed


  • Playwright

    Bernard Farrell 

  • Synopsis

    Kevin’s Bed is a play of nostalgia, expectations and broken dreams. The setting is the celebration of the golden wedding anniversary of Dan and Doris – a time for them to return to their old house, join in their celebrations, contemplate a life in disarray and remember the joy of their silver anniversary – the Sonny and Cher days, the optimism and the expectations they had of their sons, John and Kevin.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Various recorded offstage voices were used in the original production.


Original Cast  
John Sean Rocks
Betty Catherine Walsh (1)
Pauline Marion O'Dwyer
Kevin David Parnell
Dan Eamon Morrissey
Doris Barbara Brennan
Cecily Lisa Harding
Child Katie Monnelly
Child Jessica Barnes
Marie Carmen Hanlon
Child Cormac Doddy
Child Mark Ryan
Production Team  
Director Ben Barnes
Designer Frank Hallinan Flood
Lighting Tony Wakefield
Costume Designer Joan O'Clery
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Dave Nolan
Musical Advisor JJ Vernon
Musician Eamon Moran
Staff Director Jason Byrne
Assistant Designer Gillian Ní Chaside
Stage Director Audrey Hession
Stage Director Finola Eustace
Assistant Stage Manager Catherine Nealon
Assistant Stage Manager Stephen Dempsey
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Photography Amelia Stein
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth
Programme Total Print and Design



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Rosica Colin Ltd.

  • Address

    1 Clareville Grove Mews
    London SW7 5AH

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7370 1080


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