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OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Amanda Verlaque 

  • Synopsis

    When a homophobic government minister resigns in disgrace, a brand-new political party fronted by a photogenic, yet shallow husband and wife team want his once-safe seat. To secure it, however, they need a jaded electorate’s support. Enter Jo Devine - out and proud PR guru - hired by the couple for the polish and sheen they need. But when careers collide with ego and conscience clashes with lies, who wins? A fictional take on PR spin, sexuality, and the personalities jockeying for position in a cutthroat political arena.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    30 September 2021

  • Producer

    Produced by The MAC

  • Original Venue

    The MAC

  • Venue Notes

    Pre-recorded in the MAC and broadcast online.

Original Cast  
Jo Devine Valene Kane
Heather Quinn Mary Moulds
Kevin Quinn Michael Condron
Jane Bell Lata Sharma
Sally Chandler Leah Hamilton
Doreen Shanks Mary Lindsay
Mr Jackson Peter Ballance
Mr Turner Mark Claney
Production Team  
Director Rhiann Jeffrey
Director of Photography Carl Quinn
Set Designer Ciaran Bagnall
Editor Carleton Rodgers
Music & Sound Designer Garth McConaghie
Lighting Designer Sandy McAlister
Costume Designer Tracey Lindsay
Associate Set Designer Tracey Lindsay
Assistant Director Jess Williams
Intimacy Co-Ordinator Paula O'Reilly
1st Assistant Camera Jamie Jackson
2nd Assistant Camera Conor McGuinness
2nd Assistant Camera Michael Hooley
Key Grip Ryan West
Assistant Grip Alan Dorrian
Sound Recording Ian Jordan
Sound Recording Damian Hughes
Post-Production Audio Garth McConaghie
Post-Production Audio Ian Jordan
Production Manager Simon Bird (1)
Assistant Producer Julie Stewart
Deputy Stage Manager Sophie Thompson
Assistant Stage Manager Stephen Cassidy
Hair & Make-Up Eimear O'Hare
Hair & Make-Up Eve Rodgers
Seamstress Erin Charteris
Sign Language Interpreter Kristina Laverty
Set Construction Philip Goss
Set Construction Stephen Bamford
Set Construction Daniel Wilkinson
Set Construction Timmy Hannington
Set Construction Ciaran Goss
Set Painter Chris Hunter
Set Painter Bev Craig
Production Photography Melissa Gordon
Marketing Imagery Pale Blue Dot
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The information for this entry was taken from correspondence with the company and the venue website.