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Burns Both Ends


  • Playwright

    Clare Dowling 

  • Synopsis

    When Martina and Trish lose their jobs in the local chipper, it's a case of out of the frying pan and into business. They set up a coffee shop together with the help of their boyfriends Derek and Dave, Chris, a would-be musician, and Tony, the gang mouse. Without much help from the banks, they overcome bureaucracy and the venture takes off. The two entrepreneurs are soon juggling careers, relationships, and crises as cracks begin to appear in their friendship.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    The actors also take on other minor roles.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Martina Sian Quill
Derek Eugene O'Brien
Chris Gary Cooke
Trish Clare Dowling
Tony Laurence Lowry
Dave Conor Mullen
Production Team  
Director Katy Hayes
Designer Liz Cullinane
Producer Caroline Williams
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Producer Ted Sheehy
Costume Consultant Marie Tierney
Sound Martin Clancy
Musician Paul Byrne
Musician Martin Clancy
Stage Manager Anne Keatings
Sound Operator Kevin Clancy
Production Assistant Fionnuala McKenna
Production Assistant Vivienne Parry
Programme Design Language Visual Communications
Photography Patrick Redmond
Advertising Fionnuala McKenna

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Clare Dowling

  • Email

Source Of Information

This information was taken from the original programme and promotional flyer. Additional information regarding rights availability was supplied by a previous director of Glasshouse Productions.