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Hughie On The Wires


  • Playwright

    Donal O'Kelly 

  • Synopsis

    Hughie on the Wires is a quickfire political thriller which tells the story of a young man who becomes entangled in an international incident in El Salvador. The play examines the power and manipulation of the media and its effect on peoples' lives.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Cato Hogg Garrett Keogh
Borello Kenneth Glenaan
Donna Johns Mabel Aitken
Tina Salto Anne Marie Timoney
Saul Freedman Pat McGrath
Ed Gorman Joe Taylor
Hugh Farrell David Parnell
Bergin Ware Donal O'Kelly
Lori Prinz Bairbre NĂ­ Chaoimh
Reporter Phooey O'Shea
Production Team  
Director Kenneth Glenaan
Designer Charlie O'Neill
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Producer Dairne O'Sullivan
Producer Deborah Keogh
Lighting Designer Ciara MacCarthy
Costumes Marie Tierney
Sound Paula Tierney
Live Music Robbie Overson
Music by George Drennan
Props Master Carl Hayden (2)
Graphic Design The Graphiconies/ Public Communications Centre

Unpublished Scripts

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was supplied by the author.