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Choke My Heart


  • Playwright

    Celia McBride 

  • Setting

    A farm in North America.

  • Synopsis

    The play traces the lives of two young brothers, Cray and Skin, who live together on a remote farm. Their mother, Fanny, lives on a farm across the hill but is forbidden from seeing them. When the brothers grow two giant artichokes in their front garden the tumerescent plants become a catalyst that unleashes the hidden tragic events that have shaped their family history.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Fanny Catherine Byrne (1)
Skin Brian Doherty
Cray Charlie Bonner
Louwhysa Mary Boland
Production Team  
Director Jim Nolan
Designer Ben Hennessy
Producer Liam Rellis
Lighting Designer Jim Daly
Costume Designer Mona Manahan
Music and Sound by Trevor Knight
Assistant Director Victor Hayes
Production Manager Liam Rellis
Stage Manager Nora Boland
Assistant Stage Manager Ruth Brennan
Props Master Ruth Brennan
Props Master Justin Sircy
Sound Technician Dave Curran
Set Construction Jim Whelan
Scenic Artist George Roe
Scenic Artist Ruth Brennan
Scenic Artist Ben Hennessy
Crew Richard Meagher
Crew David Ryan
Crew Stephen Ryan (2)
Crew Joe Lonergan
Crew Ger Rellis
Lighting Technician Alan Aylward
Lighting Technician Paul Browne
Lighting Technician Michael Oates
PR Flagship Communications
Graphic Design Ben Hennessy
Graphic Design Intacta Print
Photography Eoin Murphy (1)
Poster Photography Gerry O'Carroll
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth
Transport Jim O'Meara
Transport Leonard O'Meara
Carpenter Jim Meagher
Hair by Mary Coppinger
Hair by Valerie Power
Administrator Ger Meagher
Administrator Catherine Collins

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    Red Kettle Theatre Company

  • Address

    Central Hall, 123a Parade Quay, The Viking Triangle
    Co. Waterford
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)51 879 688

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Source Of Information

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