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The Business of Blood


  • Playwright

    Donal O'Kelly  Kenneth Glenaan 

  • Synopsis

    A play about the arms industry, based on the true story of Chris Cole. A landmark night in the life of British Aerospace. An intruder with a mission. A surreal invasion. A courtroom. Two detectives. A Bible. East Timor meets Stevenage via Radone Nosecones, Hawk Fighters and one very special hammer. A bizarre and ruthless story of business and blood.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Dave Eugene O'Brien
Chris Cole Liam Brennan (1)
Detective Sergeant Cox Jack Lynch
Roger McLelland Jack Lynch
Production Team  
Director Kenneth Glenaan
Set Designer Robert Ballagh
Lighting Designer Ciara McCarthy
Costume Designer Marie Tierney
Music Composed by Trevor Knight
Company Manager Deborah Keogh
Production Manager Marie Tierney
Technical Stage Manager Paula Tierney
Stage Manager Catherine Nealon
PR Morag Neil
PR Mary Folan
Graphic Design The Graphiconies/ Public Communications Centre
Photography Brendan Fitzpatrick

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer.