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Minding Frankie


  • Playwright

    Shay Linehan 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Maeve Binchy 

  • Adapted From Notes

    Adapted from Maeve Binchy's 2010 novel Minding Frankie.

  • Synopsis

    Noel Lynch is struggling with an alcohol addiction, when he gets a call from Stella, a girlfriend with whom he shared a drunken weekend. Stella is having Noel’s child; she is also dying from cancer. Noel must raise their daughter, Frankie. Social worker, Moira Tierney, has other ideas, and is prepared to do battle for custody of the child. In order to prevail, Noel must prove that he can fill a woman’s shoes, break all the stereotypes, and become the best mother than he can be. Along the way, he discovers that it takes a village to rear a child, or at least a street.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



  • Date of First Production

    27 October 2016

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Breda Cashe. 

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Viking Theatre

Original Cast  
Noel Lynch Steve Blount
Moira Tierney Clare Barrett (1)
Production Team  
Producer Breda Cashe
Director Peter Sheridan
Set Designer Ciara Murnane
Lighting Designer Eoin Lennon
Production Manager Anto Seery
Stage Director Aaron Kennedy
Deputy Stage Director Amy Burke
Production Image Ludmila Korol
Script Advisor Peter Sheridan
Marketing and Communications Consultants Wide Awake Communications
Publicist Gerry Lundberg
Publicist Sinead O'Doherty
Set Construction Vincent Bell
Additional Costumes The Costume Mill


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Rights for original material

  • Contact

    Christine Green Authors' Agent

  • Address

    LSBU Technopark
    90 London Road

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7401 8844

  • Email


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