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Breaking Up


  • Playwright

    Brendan Gleeson 

  • Synopsis

    Frank and his mates celebrate the end of their schooldays together, with a vengeance. Free at last to do what they want, all of life's fabulous temptations beckon. Breaking Up traces Frank's uneasy passage into the world of adults; his humiliation in the workplace; the exhilaration of heading overseas to busk in Germany; the trauma of a troubled relationship with a girl who knows him better than he knows himself.

  • 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  
Plumber's Mate Laurence Lowry
Foreman Berts Folan
Billy Berts Folan
Andy Liam Carney
Frank Phelim Drew
Deirdre Brid Mhic Fhearai
Hanni Aisling Toibin
Truck Driver Eamonn Hunt
Storeman Eamonn Hunt
Plumber Eamonn Hunt
Barman Eamonn Hunt
Patrick Eamonn Hunt
Richie Laurence Lowry
Jorgan Berts Folan
Production Team  
Director Brendan Gleeson
Designer Anne Gately
Lighting Designer Pat Byrne
Producer John Sutton
Lighting Designer Sile Nugent
Office Manager Marie Cafferkey
Production Manager Pat Byrne
Stage Director Phill McCaughey
Lighting Operator Sile Nugent
Stage Carpenter Declan Butler
Wardrobe Pat Kennedy
Crew Steven Collins
Crew Pat Walsh
Crew Chris Mullen
PR Belinda Moller
Graphic Design Val Mercier
Photography Derek Speirs
Transport Anto Cullen
Sponsorship Anne Gately

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Breaking Up

  • 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 and promotional flyer