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  • Playwright

    Thomas McLaughlin 

  • Notes

    Fingertips was originally presented as a companion piece to 'Theatre of Paranoia' by Miche Doherty (listed separately).

  • Synopsis

    When Andy’s old flame Christine reappears, his feelings for her are dangerously re-kindled, his present long-term relationship with Cathy paling into insignificance. With the discovery of Cathy’s pregnancy, however, Andy is faced with a decision: to create a loving family or to abandon all for passion. His actions ultimately trigger events of life-or-death import: Christine may not be all she seems, casual requests may prove more complex than they appear. Now under police interrogation, and with three people dead, Andy’s choices come under intense scrutiny. Did he know, or was he simply being used?

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    21 November 1989

  • Production Notes

    Fingertips was first presented by Tinderbox as a ‘Play in Progress’ at the Old Museum Arts Centre on 20th August, 1989. It was then given a full production as part of Tinderbox’s contribution to the Belfast Festival at Queen’s (as listed).
  • Producer

    Produced by Tinderbox Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

    Old Museum Arts Centre

Original Cast  
Trevor Lalor Roddy
Barry Robert Taylor
Mr. Walker Christopher Glover
Christine Andrea Irvine
Mrs. Walker Andrea Irvine
Cathy Finn Agnew
Production Team  
Director Andy Hinds
Producer Stephen Wright
Producer Angela McCloskey
Producer Christopher Glover
Lighting Designer Bosco Flanagan
Music and Sound by Jules Maxwell
Stage Manager Bosco Flanagan
Sound Recording Green Dolphin Studios

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Thomas McLaughlin

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the company's administrative files.