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The Ginger Ale Boy


  • Playwright

    Enda Walsh 

  • Author Notes

    The play incorporates an original score for string quartet by Eoghan Horgan, and songs with words by Walsh and music by Eoghan Horgan.
  • Synopsis

    Set in Cork, The Ginger Ale Boy traces the life of Bobby, an ordinary young man who discovers he has talent and ambition as a ventriloquist, but that other forces may conspire to deprive him of his dreams.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Danny Myles Horgan
Chorus Dominic Moore
Community Michael McCabe
Chorus Michael McCabe
Community Christine Utzeri
Chorus Christine Utzeri
Maureen Anita Cahill
Chorus Anita Cahill
T.V. Woman Valerie Coyne
Mother Fiona Peek
Barney Brid Ni Chionaola
Bobby Enda Walsh
Love Interest Sorcha Carroll
Ice-Cream Man Dominic Moore
Production Team  
Director Pat Kiernan
Set Designer Harry Moore
Set Designer Pat Kiernan
Lighting Designer Paul Denby
Costume Designer Joy McAllen
Sound Designer Cormac O'Connor (1)
Choreographer Clodagh Kelly
Composer Eoghan Horgan
String Quartet Isis String Quartet
Administration Assistant Nasreen Underwood
Production Manager Harry Moore
Deputy Production Manager Declan O'Mullane
Stage Manager Mick Heffernan
Set Construction Harry Moore
Set Construction Mick Heffernan
Set Construction Declan O'Mullane
Scenic Artist Eoin Kelly (1)
Prop Maker Declan O'Mullane
Prop Maker Harry Moore
Prop Maker Mick Heffernan
Lighting Technician Mark Underwood
PR Blake Creedon
Graphic Design Kieran O'Connor
Photography Peter Casey
Programme Brendan Cotter
Hair by Salon 33 Hair
Administrator Stephen Boyd
Video Director Eddie Noonan
Video Operator Mark Underwood

Published Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

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