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  • Playwright

    Daragh Carville 

  • Synopsis

    Nick likes hunting through skips, accompanied by his unwilling girlfriend Liz. Along with the syringes, old boots and the detritus of life, one day they find Franco, a stand-up comedian dumped by his girlfriend Julie, now living in the skip. Hatching a plan to win Julie back, Franco cajoles Nick into helping him. As the characters' relationships develop in intensity, their operation becomes increasingly extreme, culminating in a mock trial of Julie's new boyfriend with tragic results.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    09 September 1997

  • Producer

    Produced by Tinderbox Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at the Royal School, Armagh.

Original Cast  
David Alan Gildea
Nick Conor Grimes
Liz Donna Bainbridge
Franco Murphy Gerard O'Hare
Julie Abigail McGibbon
Production Team  
Director Stephen Wright
Designer Terry Loane
Lighting Designer John Riddell
Costume Designer Kerry Gooding
Stage Manager Marianne Crosslé
Stage Manager Niall Cranney
Technical Stage Manager Paul Hinchcliffe
Assistant Stage Manager Rachel Foy-Smith
Photography Chris Hill Photographic
Photography Phil Smith
Administrator Eamon Quinn

Published Scripts

  • Title


  • Year


  • Published By


  • Address

    Imperial Buildings, 72 High Street,
    Belfast BT1 2BE
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)28 9043 9313

  • Email


  • Website


  • ISBN

    0 9528425 0 5

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mel Kenyon, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

  • Address

    Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street
    London W1F 8GQ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7287 4450

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published script, production programme and promotional flyer. Additional information was supplied by Tinderbox Theatre Company.