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  • Playwright

    Charlie O'Neill 

  • Synopsis

    Featuring three ‘edge of the world’ characters and an original patois, Hupnouse uses miniatures, shadow play and an integrated soundscape to explore the effect on humanity of Ireland's tiger economy. Trapped in an absurd and ghostly dump, Lug, Midge and Mathias find magic in madness, glamour in grime and exuberance in the ordinary as they attempt to present their own sense of their very own noplace.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    11 May 1999

  • Producer

    Produced by Barabbas

  • Original Venue

    Project Arts Centre

  • Venue Notes

    When this play was produced, Project had temporarily relocated to Project @ the Mint, whilst renovations were taking place.

Original Cast  
Mathias Simon O'Gorman
Lug Mikel Murfi
Midge Veronica Coburn
Production Team  
Director Raymond Keane
Designer Laurent Mellet
Consulting Designer and Set Construction Paddy Jolley
Consulting Designer and Set Construction Joakim Saflund
Producer Enid Reid Whyte
Lighting Designer Stephen McManus
Costume Designer Kathy Kavanagh
Composer Roger Gregg
Puppet Design and Construction Mary Murphy
Assistant Producer Amy O'Hanlon
Stage Manager Eimer Murphy
Stage Manager Miriam Duffy
Prop Maker Sean Hillen
Prop Maker Miriam Duffy
Prop Maker Eimer Murphy
PR Mary Folan
Graphic Design The Graphiconies/ Public Communications Centre

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Charlie O'Neill

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production and promotional flyer. Additional information was supplied by a member of Barabbas... the company.