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  • Playwright

    Paul Mercier 

  • Synopsis

    John and Kate are married and live in Dublin. One day in August, as the summer season draws to a close, they leave their children with friends and in-laws and take off in the car on a spontaneous holiday to the south west Irish Coast. Kate is looking to rekindle the magic that will save their marriage. John hopes to find the spirit of his dead father, and something to believe in before he goes back teaching. When they arrive at their destination, night has fallen and the relationship is at breaking point. But they encounter other holidaymakers, other people on a journey to something that will put meaning, wonder and hope back in their lives. The beach of John’s childhood becomes a place where many paths cross, and where dreams are played out before it is time to go home.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Seamus Des Braiden
Mary Geraldine Plunkett
Jessie Jasmine Russell
Tommy Eamonn Hunt
Trish Pom Boyd
Peter Alan Archbold
Joe Brendan Gleeson
Kate Charlotte Bradley
Johnny Andrew Connolly
Production Team  
Director Paul Mercier
Designer Anne Gately
Lighting Designer Tony Wakefield
Music by John Dunne (1)
Assistant Director Maire O'Higgins
Sound Effects Dave O'Brien (2)
Company Administrator Anne Gately
Production Manager Pat Byrne
Production Manager Marcus Collier
Stage Director Phill McCaughey
Stage Manager Sinead Connolly
Lighting Operator Kay Mullaney
Set Construction Galaxy Construction
Wardrobe Vera Patterson
PR Madeline Boughton
Graphic Design Val Mercier
Photography Derek Speirs
Rehearsal Photography Tom Lawlor (1)
Poster Photography Padraig O'Flannabhra
Casting Maire O'Higgins
Sponsorship Anne Gately
Make-Up Rosie Blackmore
Hair by Anne Dunne

Unpublished Scripts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.