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Half Eight Mass of a Tuesday


  • Playwright


  • Author Notes

    Devised by Barabbas...the company
  • Synopsis

    Half Eight Mass of a Tuesday examines a small rural congregation at an early morning weekday mass. The play is a non-verbal piece, which uses live action, half-size puppets, miniatures and shadow play to tell the individual stories of ten characters who come together each morning for very different reasons.

  • Play Type

    Physical/Devised Theatre

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In the original production four actors performed various roles and worked numerous puppets.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    26 July 1994

  • Production Notes

    This play was originally presented, alongside two others, as part of Barabbas... The Festival.
  • Producer

    Produced by Barabbas In association with Project Arts Centre

  • Original Venue

    Project Arts Centre

Original Cast  
Various Characters Kathy Downes
Various Characters Mikel Murfi
Various Characters Raymond Keane
Various Characters Veronica Coburn
Production Team  
Set Designer Charlie O'Neill
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Costume Designer - Puppets Marie Tierney
Puppet Mechanics Stephen Quinn
Puppet Design and Construction Louise Kimmerling
Miniatures Bill Wertz
Set Construction Brian McGuinness
Set Construction Diarmad Mallon
Scenic Artist John Meaney
Costume Construction Kathy Kavanagh
Sound Engineer Hugh Drumm
PR Madeline Boughton
Graphic Design The Graphiconies/ Public Communications Centre
Photography Tom Lawlor (1)

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact


  • Address

    c/o Irish Theatre Institute
    17 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

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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 Barabbas... the company.