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Breathing Space


  • Playwright

    Ken Bourke 

  • Author Notes

    A devised play scripted by Ken Bourke
  • Synopsis

    Bound by the cultures they have inherited, the characters in Breathing Space seek to go beyond geographical and emotional divides to get a glimpse of the possibility of genuine human connections in an increasingly disparate modern world. Breathing Space weaves the stories of eight people whose lives are at a moment of significant change.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    06 October 1998

  • Production Notes

    Co-produced with Theatre West Glamorgan, Wales.
  • Producer

    Produced by Galloglass Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at the Church of Ireland Parochial Hall, Clonmel, County Tipperary.

Original Cast  
Richard Gary Lilburn
Chantal Dawn Fleming
Lucy Roisin Gribbin
Alan Arwel Gruffydd
Llyod Gwion Huw
Becky Lynne Jones
Jill Cler Stephens
Fiona Gabrielle Reidy
Production Team  
Director Ioan Hefin
Designer Moggie Douglas
Lighting Designer Aedin Cosgrove
Musical Director David Boyd (2)
Design Assistant Ruth Brennan
Project Co-ordinator Theresia Guschlbauer
Venue Manager Páraic Breathnach
Technical Manager Simon Wheatley
Production Manager David Teevan
Stage Manager Alison Sian Davies
Assistant Stage Manager Janet Harris
Technician Nick Anton
Technician Trevor Ahearn
Set Construction Tobias Oertel
Scenic Artist Anthony Lawless
PR Louise Donnelly
Graphic Design Peter O'Donnell
Photography Joe Kenny
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Ken Bourke

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)56 775 6687

  • Email


Source Of Information

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