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  • Playwright

    Paul Mercier 

  • Synopsis

    Michael Sheehy leaves home in Westmeath and moves lock, stock and barrel into his first bedsit in Dublin city. Equipped with a diploma in hotel management, a degree in naivety, a plethora of self-help manuals and twenty-eight years of existence, Michael makes a fresh start in life. He sets up base in a house of flats, peopled by many colourful characters, and goes in search of the right job.

  • 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  
Carol Fionnuala Murphy
Landlord Paddy O'Dwyer
Ronnie Berts Folan
Eugene Berts Folan
Joe Berts Folan
Gillian Caroline Rothwell
Martin Liam Carney
Valentine Brendan Gleeson
New Tenant Mick Nolan
Marcus Mick Nolan
Tony Mick Nolan
Christine Aisling Toibin
Pascal Eamonn Hunt
Stevie Eamonn Hunt
Ray Eamonn Hunt
Dave Eamonn Hunt
Michael Gerard Byrne
Girlfriends Fionnuala Murphy
Christopher Paddy O'Dwyer
Production Team  
Director Paul Mercier
Designer Anne Gately
Lighting Designer Pat Byrne
Producer John Sutton
Sound Declan McCaughey
Musical Director John Dunne (1)
Office Manager Marie Cafferkey
Production Manager Pat Byrne
Stage Director Phill McCaughey
Stage Manager Maire O'Higgins
Lighting Operator Sile Nugent
Set Construction Gerry O'Brien (2)
Set Construction Shay Byrne
PR Belinda Moller
Graphic Design Val Mercier
Photography Derek Speirs
Sponsorship Anne Gately
Transport Anto Cullen
Carpenter Declan Butler

Published Scripts

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  • Year


  • Published By

    The Passion Machine

  • Address

    27 Mountjoy Square
    Dublin 1
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 8788 857

  • ISBN


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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.