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Between Venus and Mars


  • Playwright

    Antoine Ó Flatharta 

  • Notes

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

  • Synopsis

    A stranded cosmonaut returns to earth and discovers that the Soviet Union he served has ceased to exist, replaced by the Commonwealth of Independent States.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

Original Cast  
Aonghus Liam Carney
Production Team  
Director Maire O'Higgins
Designer Ned McLoughlin
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Unpublished Scripts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

    Antoine Ó Flatharta

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

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