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  • Playwright

    Michael West 

  • Synopsis

    Sardines is a manic farce which takes place over one hectic evening, as Eva tries to break the news of her impending marriage to her alcoholic mother. The play explores mistaken identity and emotional confusion as Eva tries to cope with a paranoid brother, a neurotic friend and two men called Marc/Mark. The action takes place over three consecutive acts; the timescale for each act is the same but the location is different. By the end of the play, all the misunderstandings become clear in a very crowded bathroom.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Alan Gary Cooke
Marc Tom Murphy (2)
Eva Catherine Walsh (1)
Martha Etain O'Malley
Mark Andrew Bennett
Katie Annie Ryan
Production Team  
Director Michael West
Set Designer Irene O'Brien
Lighting Designer Stephen McManus
Costume Designer Amanda Hogan
Production Manager Brian Treacy
Stage Manager Paula Tierney
Props Master Liz Barker
PR Mary Folan
Graphic Design Frank Winters
Photography Colm Henry
Administrator Kate Hyland

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Tracy Elliston, Judy Daish Associates Ltd

  • Address

    2 St Charles Place
    London W10 6EG

  • Phone

    + 44 20 8964 8811

  • 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.