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The Castlecomer Jukebox


  • Playwright

    Jimmy Murphy 

  • Setting

    A Midlands Hotel

  • Synopsis

    The Castlecomer Jukebox are a band with links back to the showband era, and now are on their last legs. They are reduced to a summer stint at a midlands hotel. This, however, is going to be no ordinary summer – the President of the United States of America is coming to stay and the Castlecomer Jukebox are top of the bill. The band can relive some of their former glory and find a new lease of life with the cameras of the world looking on. There is of course a price to pay – a price that questions their loyalty and their very reasons for being a band.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Asti Jenni Ledwell
Ginty Mick Lally
Val Noel O'Donovan
Hitler Niall O'Brien(1)
Dixie Sean Lawlor
Shamo Paul Bennett
Rio Honor Heffernan
Horse Peter Halpin
Production Team  
Director Jim Nolan
Designer Ben Hennessy
Lighting Designer Jim Daly
Costume Designer Mona Manahan
Musician Lorne Carson
Musician Ken Lally
Musician Keith Adams
Musician Alex Jones
Musician Kieran Eaton
Production Manager Liz Honan
Stage Manager John Grubb
Assistant Stage Manager Jennifer Honan
Sound Engineer Lorne Carson
Poster Image Ben Hennessy
Photography Gerry O'Carroll
Programme Catherine Collins
Programme Intacta Print
Administrator Catherine Collins
Administrator Kay Forristal
Administrator Liz Lacey




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