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Straight to Video


  • Playwright

    Emmet Kirwan 

  • Setting

    West Tallaght, 1995

  • Synopsis

    In a video shop in west Tallaght, in the tumultuous spring of 1995, the owner Barry is having problems with his staff, the customers, a local vigilante called The Coach, and an elusive video pirate simply called The Video Van Man. His long-suffering staff Karl and Claire are the movie geek brains that keep the shop going, but they and the shop are under threat from a multitude of outside forces – local vigilantes, lack of opportunity, their chaotic family lives, not to mention VHS going rapidly out of fashion.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Karl Colin Campbell
Pierco Callan Cummins
Barry Emmet Kirwan
Coach Stephen Brennan (1)
Claire Kate Gilmore
Keno Lloyd Cooney
Denise Derbhle Crotty
Production Team  
Director Phillip McMahon
Set Designer Grace Smart
Lighting Designer Sinead McKenna
Sound Designer Alma Kelliher
Costume Designer Ellen Kirk
Dramaturg Phillip McMahon
Movement Director Philip Connaughton
Associate Director Claire O'Reilly
Associate Costume Designer Ciara Fleming
Fight Director Ciaran O'Grady
Assistant Set Designer Pai Rathaya
Hair & Make-Up Caroline McCurdy
Production Manager Eamonn Fox
Deputy Production Manager Aidan Wallace
Stage Director Brendan Galvin
Assistant Stage Manager Aidan Doheny
Costume Assistant Eoin Daly
Chief LX Susan Collins (2)
Crew Hugh Roberts
Crew Danny Hones
Scenic Artist Sandra Butler
Set Construction Theatre Production Services (TPS)
Tailor Gillian Carew
Wardrobe Maintenance Dara Gill
Transport Trevor Price
Transport Odhran Sherwin
Photoshoot Stylist Triona Lillis
Photographer Patricio Cassinoni
Photographer Patrick Redmond
Graphic Design Gareth Jones
Publicist Sinead O'Doherty
Marketing Aileen Galvin
Marketing Emma Harney
Digital Marketing Allie Whelan
Digital Marketing Phoebe Cotton
Motion Graphics Sayonara Bittencourt
Production Assistant Julia Appleby
Producer Anne Clarke
Assistant Producer Jack Farrell
Digital Producer Hugh Farrell
Marketing Sinead McPhillips
Administrator Catherine Finn




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