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Happy Birthday Dear Alice


  • Playwright

    Bernard Farrell 

  • Synopsis

    Happy Birthday Dear Alice focuses on the efforts of a dispersed, dysfunctional suburban family to commit their ageing, gentle, yet resilient mother to the uncertain fate of a nursing home.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Barbara Noelle Brown (1)
Cormac Arthur Riordan
Sandy Natalie Stringer
Barry Brian Doherty
Alice Anna Manahan
Jimmy Brendan Cauldwell
Production Team  
Director Paul Brennan (1)
Designer Ben Hennessy
Producer Liam Rellis
Lighting Designer Jim Daly
Music by Maeve McEvoy
Music by Deirdre Scanlon
Music by Des Manahan
Music by Niall O'Brien(2)
Production Manager Marie Breen
Assistant Production Manager Liam Meagher
Stage Director Simon Manahan
Stage Director Mary Boland
Assistant Stage Manager Dave Curran
Sound Operator Dave Curran
Set Construction Sean Hennessy
Set Construction Tom Galvin
Set Construction Harry Hannon
Set Construction Jim Whelan
Scenic Artist Ben Hennessy
Scenic Artist Clare Scott
Wardrobe Mona Manahan
Wardrobe Assistant Lian Breslin
Crew Jim Meagher
Crew Shauna Walsh
Crew Keith Dunphy
Crew Richard Meagher
Lighting Technician Stephen Ryan (2)
Sound Engineer Dick Murphy
PR Kate Bowe (Bowe Communications)
PR Liam Rellis
Photography Eoin Murphy (1)
Advertising Paddy Greene
Hair by Mary Coppinger
Hair by Valerie Power
Administrator Catherine Collins

Published Scripts

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Rosica Colin Ltd.

  • Address

    1 Clareville Grove Mews
    London SW7 5AH

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7370 1080

Source Of Information

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