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The Salvage Shop


  • Playwright

    Jim Nolan 

  • Setting

    The Salvage Shop in Garris, a small coastland town. Summer. The present.

  • Synopsis

    The grace notes are silent at Garristown Brass Band but alcoholic bandmaster and opera buff, Sylvester Tansey is haunted by personal betrayal and the memory of a glorious past and won't let go of the baton. As the band moves to replace him, Sylvie clings to the lifeline of the Annual Regatta. Meanwhile his son Eddie, euphonium player in exile, invokes the intervention of the great Luciano Pavarotti as he struggles to forge a reconciliation with his father.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Josie Costello David Heap
Rita Shanahan Caroline Gray
Katie Tansey Emily Nagle
Eddie Tansey John Olohan
Sylvie Tansey Niall Tóibín
Stephen Kearney Ray McBride
Production Team  
Director Ben Barnes
Set Designer Ben Hennessy
Lighting Designer Nick McCall
Producer Liam Rellis
Costume Designer Mona Manahan
Musical Advisor Liam Walsh
Assistant Director Adrienne Devine
Lighting Assistant Jim Daly
PA to Director Flagship Communications
Production Manager Liam Rellis
Stage Manager Michelle Daly
Assistant Stage Manager Nora Boland
Sound Technician Dave Curran
Lighting Electrician Andrew Cullen
Set Construction Jim Whelan
Scenic Artist Ben Hennessy
Scenic Artist Emma O'Shea
Engineer Harry Hannon
Crew Stephen Dwyer
Crew John Hayes
Crew David Ryan
Crew Jim Meagher
Crew Richard Meagher
Crew Andrew Cummins
Crew Joe Lonergan
Lighting Technician Paul Browne
Lighting Technician Michael Oates
Lighting Technician Alan Aylward
Lighting Technician Marcus Quinlan
PR Kate Bowe (Bowe Communications)
Graphic Design Bite! Associates
Photography Eoin Murphy (1)
Transport Jim O'Meara
Advertising Paddy Greene
Transport Leonard O'Meara
Make-Up Patsy Giles
Carpenter Ger Rellis
Hair by Mary Coppinger
Hair by Valerie Power
Administrator Catherine Collins
Administrator Ger Meagher
Administrator Mary Boland

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Gallery Press

  • Address

    Co. Meath
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)49 8541779

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

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