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The Mental


  • Playwright

    Little John Nee 

  • Synopsis

    The Mental is about Donegal boy, Joe Boyle, who fails to fit in. It is about his struggle to find a safe place in the world, which only leads him further down a road of frustration, isolation, and ultimately breakdown. In St. Conal’s institution, Letterkenny he becomes aware of a past resident, Seosamh Mac Grianna, the Irish language writer, who spent the last thirty years of his life there.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Notes

    In addition to the single cast member, there was a recording of "Annie's Voice"


Original Cast  
Annie's Voice Helen Gregg
Joe Boyle Little John Nee
Production Team  
Director Little John Nee
Set Designer Mike Regan
Producer Roisin McGarr
Lighting Designer Sinead Wallace
Music Composed by Nuala Ni Chanainn
Music Composed by Little John Nee
Music Composed by Laura Sheeran
Musician Nuala Ni Chanainn
Musician Laura Sheeran
Executive Producer Ray Yeates
Production Manager Peter Jordan
Stage Manager Derval Byrne
Lighting Operator Rob Usher (1)
Sound Engineer Sean Ronan



The information for this entry was provided by Axis - Ballymun Arts and Community Resource Centre.