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The Parting Glass


  • Playwright

    Dermot Bolger 

  • Setting

    Charles de Gaulle Airport, 18 November 2009.

  • Synopsis

    The play is set on the infamous night when Thierry Henry caused Ireland’s exit from the 2010 World Cup. After emigrating to Germany to find work during the 80’s, Eoin made a new life for himself with the help of his wife Frieda and son Dieter. He returned to Ireland at the height of the boom, and just in time for the bust. A sequel to Bolger's 1990 play 'In High Germany'.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male



  • Date of First Production

    01 June 2010

  • Producer

    Produced by axis: Ballymun

  • Original Venue

    axis: Ballymun

  • Venue Notes

    Subsequently brought on a national tour.

Original Cast  
Eoin Ray Yeates
Production Team  
Director Mark O'Brien (2)
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Producer Niamh Ní Chonchubhair
Set Designer Robert Ballagh
Costume Designer Marie Tierney
Sound Designer Mark O'Brien (2)
Production Manager Dylan Connolly
Stage Manager Andy Campbell
Production Assistant Ciara Bell
Production Assistant Helen O'Doherty
Production Assistant Eamonn Crowe
Production Team Lucy Polden
Production Team Seán McCormack
Production Team David Tiernan
Production Team Nicholas Codd
Photography Patrick Redmond
Publicity Kate Bowe (Bowe Communications)
Box Office/Marketing Manager Philip Keogh
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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.