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Too Much Too Young


  • Playwright

    Anto Nolan 

  • Synopsis

    Three men in their late twenties fulfil a fifteen-year-old pledge and reunite on the anniversary of the first Madness concert ever staged in Ireland, which took place in The Olympic Ballroom in Dublin. This concert was a milestone in Irish rock history as it sparked off a passionate cult following in this country for Ska and the Two-tone culture, in particular among the young Irish working class. These three men are part of that world but they are now driven apart by emigration, social pressures and time. They meet to celebrate, to rekindle the spirit of that first Ska experience and heal a few wounds in the process.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

Original Cast  
Phil Eanna MacLiam
Joey Stephen Dunne (1)
Buster Tony Tormey
Production Team  
Director Anto Nolan
Designer Anne Gately
Lighting Designer Tony Wakefield
Producer Eoin McDunphy
Design Assistant Sinead Cuthbert
Sound Effects Dave Nolan
Sound Effects Dave O'Brien (2)
Production Manager Pat Byrne
Stage Director Sinead Connolly
Assistant Stage Manager Stephanie Ryan
Set Construction Pat Byrne
Set Construction Joe Claffey
Scenic Artist Michael Hegarty
Wardrobe Theresa Shorthall
PR Gerry Lundberg
Graphic Design Val Mercier
Tailor Mick Geraghty
Photography Derek Speirs
Company Artistic Director Paul Mercier

Unpublished Scripts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 The Passion Machine.