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Massive Damages


  • Playwright

    Declan Lynch 

  • Synopsis

    Massive Damages is an exploration of libel and the compensation culture. Two reformed alcoholics, a journalist and a showband singer, embark on a scam which should reap them considerable financial benefit. If the journalist successfully libels the singer then they can divide the loot that should hopefully come their way.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In the original production one female cast member also played numerous additional unspecified characters.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Waitress Kathy Downes
Secretary Kathy Downes
Judge Mary Pluto Kathy Downes
Joe Jordan Joe Hanley
Brinsley Sheridan Arthur Riordan
Mabel Clancy Helene Montague
Turlough Peavoy Jonathan White
Victor Sugrue Tom Hickey
Marcus A. Ditch Terry Byrne
Production Team  
Director Gerard Stembridge
Designer Kathy Strachan
Lighting Designer Paul O'Neill
General Manager Anne Gately
Technical Manager Maeve Laverty
Production Manager John Gately
Stage Director Kevin Courtney
Stage Manager Stephanie Ryan
Deputy Stage Manager Rhona Greene
Set Construction Kevin Courtney
Scenic Artist Michael Hegarty
Wardrobe Bernie Nealon
PR Anne Gately
Graphic Design Val Mercier
Tailor Mick Geraghty
Photography Derek Speirs
Transport Simon Burke(1)
Company Artistic Director Paul Mercier

Unpublished Scripts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.