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Dublin Will Show You How


  • Playwright

    Tracy Martin 

  • Author Notes

    Based on a concept by Vanessa Fielding, Artistic Director of The Complex, and inspired by workshops with women from the north inner city of Dublin as part of the Browbeating Project, a collaboration between the Abbey Theatre and The Complex.

  • Synopsis

    A play about the lived experiences of women immersed in the culture of gangland crime that offers a gut-wrenching glimpse into the intimidation and isolation of women living in the culture of coercion and crime. It speaks of oppression and ultimately women’s ostracisation, where you cannot leave your home for fear of hearing or seeing something you shouldn’t, or being implicated in somebody else’s business. It is based in the north inner city of Dublin but it is about women everywhere and their survival.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling occurs.


Original Cast  
Tina Karen Ardiff
James and others Thommas Kane Byrne
Josie, Marie and others Liz Fitzgibbon
Shane and others Luke Griffin
Ensemble Ciara Ivie
Joan and others Denise McCormack
Cathleen and others Leah Moore
Leo and others David O'Meara
Production Team  
Director Vanessa Fielding
Producer Vanessa Fielding
Producer Phil Kingston
Set & Costume Designer Sarah Foley
Lighting & AV Designer Conleth White
Sound Designer Vincent Doherty
Company Production Manager Stephen Bourke
Company Production Manager Cliff Barragry
Voice Director Andrea Ainsworth
Assistant Stage Manager Barbara Hughes
Hair & Make-Up Val Sherlock
Props Eimer Murphy
Costume Supervisor Siofra Ni Chiardha
Lighting Eoin Stapleton
Sound Derek Conaghy
Graphic Design ZOO Digital



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Tracy Martin

  • Address

    27 Measc Green
    Dublin 5
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)83 4437854

  • Email


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