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The Kings of the Kilburn High Road


  • Playwright

    Jimmy Murphy 

  • Setting

    The Function Room of an Irish Club on the Kilburn High Road, London.

  • Synopsis

    In the mid 1970s, a group of young men left their homes in the West of Ireland, took the boat out of Dublin Bay and sailed across the sea to England in the hope of making their fortunes and returning home. Twenty five years later only one, Jackie Flavin, makes it home - but does so in a coffin. The play takes place on the day that the winners and losers of the group meet up to drink to Flavin's memory and looks at their lives, lost dreams and their place in the new Ireland.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

Original Cast  
Maurteen Rogers Eamonn Hunt
Joe Mullen Frank O'Sullivan
Shay Mulligen Joseph M. Kelly
Git Miller Noel O'Donovan
Jap Kavanagh Sean Lawlor
Production Team  
Director Jim Nolan
Designer Ben Hennessy
Producer Liam Rellis
Lighting Designer Jim Daly
Costume Designer Mona Manahan
Musician Stephen Mackey
Lighting Assistant Andrew Cummins
Production Manager Liam Rellis
Stage Manager John Grubb
Assistant Stage Manager Lyndsy Barry
Sound Technician Joe Lonergan
Sound Technician Dave Curran
Set Construction Joe Lonergan
Set Construction Andrew Cummins
Scenic Artist Sinead Fox
Scenic Artist Ben Hennessy
Crew Sinead Fox
Lighting Crew Michael Oates
Lighting Crew Andrew Cummins
PR Blue Chip Marketing and Events
Graphic Design Intacta Print
Graphic Design Ben Hennessy
Photography Gerry O'Carroll
Administrator Aine Sheil
Administrator Catherine Collins

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Source Of Information

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