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The Ash Fire


  • Playwright

    Gavin Kostick 

  • Setting

    The first floor of a corporation house in Cabra, Dublin between September, 1935 and October, 1936.

  • Synopsis

    A Jewish immigrant cabinet-maker and his wife set up his business in Dublin in the 1930s. When his two brothers come to join him he thinks they will be settled for life. The Ash Fire is an investigation of the turbulence between the values of tradition and the lure of assimilation in working-class Dublin.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Cissy Katzmeir Kathy Downes
Rube Katzmeir Paul Hickey
Cait O'Shaughnessy Clodagh O'Donoghue
Abe Katzmeir Paul Meade
Nat Katzmeir Peter Hanly
Doris Hughes Karen Ardiff
Production Team  
Director Jim Culleton
Designer Fiona Leech
Designer Fiona Whelan
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Costume Designer Leonore McDonagh
Choreographer Grainne McArdle
Production Manager Susie Sheil
Set Construction Galaxy Construction
Wardrobe Fiona Kilkelly
Graphic Design Kevin Scally
Photography Colm Henry
Administrator Janice McAdam

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Fishamble/Pigsback First Plays

  • Year


  • Published By

    New Island Books

  • Address

    2 Brookside, Dundrum Road
    Dublin 14
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 298 9937

  • Email


  • ISBN


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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Fishamble: The New Play Company

  • Address

    3 Great Denmark Street,
    Dublin 1
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 670 4018

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was supplied by a member of Fishamble Theatre Company.