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Ghost Acreage at Vixen Time


  • Playwright

    Deirdre Hines 

  • Notes

    Presented as part of The Passion Machine's Songs of The Reaper programme. Ghost Acreage at Vixen Time was part of Block Three, which also included 'Love Machines' by Johnny Hanrahan, and 'Dectire' by John McArdle (both listed separately).

  • Synopsis

    Most of the nations in the industrialised world depend on importing food from abroad, that is, they depend on exploiting 'ghost acres' abroad to grow their agricultural inputs and food. This plays explores mankind's relationship with the land as a young farmer and his wife struggle against the loss of a pastoral vision and its practical adjuncts.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Fiach Helen Norton
Ellen Geraldine Plunkett
Bláithín Catherine Walsh (1)
Daddo Liam Heffernan
Bran George Heslin
Jarmy Martin Maguire (2)
Production Team  
Director Jim Culleton
Designer Barbara Bradshaw
Lighting Designer Ciara MacCarthy
Festival Director Anne Gately
Choreographer Sarah-Jane Scaife
Music by Nico Brown
Production Manager Pat Byrne
Stage Director Phill McCaughey
Stage Manager Sinead Connolly
Stage Manager Una Flanagan
Wardrobe Mistress Vera Patterson
Graphic Design Val Mercier
Tailor Mick Geraghty
Company Artistic Director Paul Mercier

Unpublished Scripts

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Source Of Information

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