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Why I Hate the Circus


  • Playwright

    Ioanna Anderson 

  • Synopsis

    Two old friends spend Christmas in a hospital waiting room, as their friend lies sick. Over the course of the evening they evaluate their lives, careers and the relationships they shared in the past.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Man Fergal McElherron
Woman Una Kavanagh
Production Team  
Director Audrey Devereux
Set Designer Pamela McQueen
Lighting Designer Dermot O'Donnell
Production Manager Pamela McQueen
Stage Manager Sinead Donnelly(1)
PR Ioanna Anderson
PR Joan Mallon
Graphic Design Sharc Design
Photography Pete Mathews
Administrator Ioanna Anderson
Administrator Joan Mallon

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Greenlight Productions

  • Address

    46 Manor Place, Stoneybatter
    Dublin 7
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 677 5295

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  • Website


Source Of Information

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