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Consenting Adults


  • Playwright

    Dermot Bolger 

  • Notes

    This play was originally produced, along with five other one act plays, as part of the Y2K Festival.

  • Synopsis

    Consenting Adults tells the story of a couple who respond to a contact ad in a magazine and enter into a sexual adventure of role-playing and risk-taking in a hotel bedroom. The lines between fantasy, memory, reality and guilt become dangerously intertwined as true identities are slowly revealed.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Man Barry Barnes
Woman Bríd Ní Neachtain
Production Team  
Director Jim Culleton
Set Designer Katherine Sankey
Lighting Designer Mark Galione
Costume Designer Catherine Fay
Sound JJ Vernon
Production Manager John Stritch
Pre-production Manager Michael Burke (1)
Stage Director Christine MacKeon
Stage Manager Lucie Foley
Set Construction John Stritch
Set Construction Pepe Dempsey
Scenic Artist Dymphna Cahill
Scenic Artist Guin Lalena
Scenic Artist Anne Holland
Crew Joshua Barraud
PR Marguerite Barry
Graphic Design Peter Maybury
Photography Melanie Downes
Photography Colm Hogan
Photography Colm Henry
Administrator Marguerite Barry
Administrator Aingeala Flannery

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Consenting Adults

  • Year


  • Published By

    New Island Books

  • Address

    2 Brookside, Dundrum Road
    Dublin 14
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 298 9937

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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.