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Nightmare on Essex Street


  • Playwright

    Gerard Stembridge 

  • Synopsis

    Nightmare on Essex Street is a lighthearted examination of theatre, theatre makers and the actors' nightmare. It is a comical gallop through the history of Irish theatre from O'Casey to Shaw to Wilde to Beckett as two actors fight their ids while asleep.

  • Play Type

    Physical/Devised Theatre

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Five recorded voices are also required.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Various Characters Raymond Keane
Recorded Voice Lynn Cahill
Various Characters Veronica Coburn
Recorded Voice Daniel Guinnane
Recorded Voice Eric Lacey
Recorded Voice Ruth Lehane
Recorded Voice Deirdre Molloy
Production Team  
Director Gerard Stembridge
Designer Carol Betera
Lighting Designer Mark Galione
Producer Audrey Behan
Costume Designer Kathy Kavanagh
Assistant Producer Amy O'Hanlon
Production Manager Marie Tierney
Stage Director Conor Mullan
Set Construction Theatre Production Services
Prop Maker Teresa Gallagher
PR Christine Monk

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

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.