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The East Pier


  • Playwright

    Paul Mercier 

  • Setting

    A deserted hotel ballroom; the present day (2011)

  • Synopsis

    Jean and Kevin vowed they would never part.

    A lifetime later, one January afternoon in a small harbour town, their paths cross once again; a chance encounter between two stray souls who discover they are still as deeply connected as they are strangers to one another.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Jean Andrea Irvine
Kevin Don Wycherley
Production Team  
Director Paul Mercier
Set Designer Anthony Lamble
Lighting Designer Kevin McFadden
Costume Designer Niamh Lunny
Sound Designer Ben Delaney
Voice Director Andrea Ainsworth
Music by Mel Mercier
Design Assistant Stephanie Williams
Publicity/Poster Photography Derek Speirs
Deputy Stage Manager Elaine Walsh
Assistant Stage Manager Róisín Coyle
Assistant Stage Manager Deirdre McClean
Company Stage Manager Brendan Galvin
Set Construction Liverpool Scenic Workshop
Scenic Artist Liz Barker
Production Photography Derek Speirs
Rehearsal Photography Ros Kavanagh
Sign Language Interpreter Caroline O'Leary
Sign Language Interpreter Vanessa O'Connell
Casting Director Holly Ní Chiardha
Hair & Make-Up Val Sherlock
Captioning Ruth McCreery
Captioning Paula McRedmond
Audio Description Bríd Ní Ghruagáin
Audio Description Maureen Portsmouth
Audio Description Emer Cassidy



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach

  • Address

    26 Lower Abbey Street
    Dublin 1
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 887 2200

  • Email

  • Website


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