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  • Playwright

    Paul Mercier 

  • Synopsis

    A group of young workers from the local supermarket rehearse and perform a play, written by the security guard, Chas, which has been entered for a Variety Show competition. The cast includes Stella, the star-struck hairdresser, who falls for Ritchie, a lame Teddy Boy and the show’s musical director; Thomas the skinhead who collects shopping trolleys; Belinda the mod who stacks shelves; Toni, the cashier with a puss, and Hughie who drives a forklift and everybody else around the bend. What begins as an earnest romance becomes an unintentional send-up of Kung Fu and vigilante movies.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Hughie Anto Nolan
Toni Brid Mhic Fhearai
Belinda Ger Ryan
Stella Collette Farrell
Chas Brendan Gleeson
Thomas Stephen Dunne (1)
Ritchie Paul Nolan
Production Team  
Director Paul Mercier
Producer John Sutton
Costume Designer Anne Gately
Musical Director John Dunne (1)
Stage Director Martina Ryan
Stage Manager Pat Byrne
Chief Electrician John Carr
PR Belinda Moller
PR Jeff Byrne
Graphic Design Nak Studios
Photography Luke Brehony
Poster Photography Justin MacInnes

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Passion Machine

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was supplied by a member of Passion Machine Theatre Company.