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  • Playwright

    Donal O'Kelly 

  • Synopsis

    Utilising visual images, original music, soundscapes and physical theatre, Farawayan tells of the experience of being unwelcome far away. Whilst not specifically set in any one place, this largely non-verbal piece echoes the situation for refugees and asylum seekers in Ireland in the 1990s and Ireland's experience of emigration over many years.

  • Play Type

    Physical/Devised Theatre

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible and recorded voices are also required. See original production for details.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Singah Chris Kelly
Mano Brian Fleming
Deze Bisi Adigun
Effie Emer Mayock
Assessor Donncha Crowley
Railway Porter Donncha Crowley
Despero Vedran Smailovic
Faraya Neili Conroy
Maud Bairbre Ní Chaoimh
Buckle Mike Carbery
Belt Richard Meagher
Production Team  
Director Donal O'Kelly
Set Designer Edain O'Donnell
Lighting Designer Paul O'Neill
Producer Antoinette O'Loughlin
Costume Designer Catherine Fay
Sound Designer Trevor Knight
Production Manager Marie Tierney
Stage Manager Miriam Duffy
Assistant Stage Manager Eimer Murphy
Production Assistant Aoife Conroy
Set Construction Coilin O'Toole
Set Construction Ed Diaz
PR Maureen Kennelly
Graphic Design The Graphiconies/ Public Communications Centre
Photography Colm Henry
Voice Over Vedran Smailovic
Voice Over Bairbre Ní Chaoimh
Voice Over Eamonn Hunt
Voice Over Donal O'Kelly
Voice Over Clara Purcell

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

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