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Striking Distance


  • Playwright

    Raymond Scannell 

  • Notes

    A play for 13-17 year olds.

  • Synopsis

    Striking Distance tells the story of 16-year-old Fergal who has just moved with his mother from a troubled inner city life to a scenic harbour town. The play explores issues such as bullying, violence and anger.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    03 October 2001

  • Producer

    Produced by Graffiti Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    This play was first performed at Mount Mercy Secondary School, Cork, as part of a tour to schools.

Original Cast  
Performer Raymond Scannell
Performer Simon Delany
Performer Anne Fitzpatrick
Production Team  
Director Emelie FitzGibbon
Set Designer Olan Wrynn
Sound Designer Cormac O'Connor (1)
Fight Director Charles Ruxton
Tour Manager Olan Wrynn
Set Construction Olan Wrynn
Set Assistant Avril O'Brien
Administrator Jennifer O'Donnell

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Lisa Richards Agency

  • Address

    108 Upper Leeson Street
    Dublin 4
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 637 5000

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer. Additional information was supplied by a member of Graffiti Theatre Company.