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Where the Heart Is


  • Playwright

    Michael Harding 

  • Notes

    Presented as part of The Passion Machine's Songs of The Reaper programme. Where the Heart Is was part of Block Two, which also included 'Sheep, Shite and Desolation' by Nell McCafferty, 'Babies and Bathwater' by Brendan Gleeson, and 'Between Venus and Mars' by Antoine รณ Flatharta (all listed separately).

  • Synopsis

    A returned emigrant tells his story of love, and the chaos that every life descends into at the end of it all. Where the Heart Is is based upon the author's casual encounter with a man waiting for a bus in Blacklion.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

Original Cast  
Performer Birdy Sweeney
Production Team  
Director Michael Harding
Designer Brien Vahey
Lighting Designer Megan Sheppard
Festival Director Anne Gately
Music written and performed by John Dunne (1)
Production Manager Pat Byrne
Stage Director Phill McCaughey
Stage Manager Una Flanagan
Stage Manager Sinead Connolly
Wardrobe Mistress Vera Patterson
Graphic Design Val Mercier
Tailor Mick Geraghty
Company Artistic Director Paul Mercier

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Michael Harding

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer.