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Come on Over


  • Playwright

    Conor McPherson 

  • Synopsis

    The story of Matthew and Margaret, childhood sweethearts who are now in their fifties. He is a Jesuit who investigates miracles for the Vatican; she runs a rural bed and breakfast. When he is sent to see the 400-year-old remains of a girl found in their home town, their worlds collide.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    The original production also featured eight child actors.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    02 October 2001

  • Producer

    Produced by Gate Theatre

  • Original Venue

    Gate Theatre/Amharclann an Gheata

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Come on Over was performed alongside 'The Yalta Game' by Brian Friel and 'White Horses' by Neil Jordan as part of '3 Plays', an evening of three new Irish plays, presented as part of the 2001 Dublin Theatre Festival.

Original Cast  
Margaret Dearbhla Molloy
Matthew Jim Norton
Production Team  
Director Conor McPherson
Set Designer Eileen Diss
Lighting Designer Mick Hughes
Costume Designer Dany Everett
Production Manager Patrick Talbot
Technical Manager James McConnell
Stage Director Val Keogh
Stage Director Leo McKenna
Assistant Stage Manager Kenneth Kelly (1)
Props Master Nicola Hughes
Technician David Carpenter
Technician Brian Rudden
Set Construction Theatre Production Services
Scenic Artist Liz Barker
Wardrobe Supervisor Joy Gleeson
Wardrobe Assistant Valerie Dempsey
Photography Tom Lawlor (1)
Hair and Wigs Anne Dunne
Company Director Michael Colgan (1)
Company Deputy Director Marie Rooney
Company Deputy Director Anne Clarke

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

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