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  • Playwright

    Paul Mercier 

  • Synopsis

    Buddleia is an exploration of modern Dublin. The play is an episodic journey through the physical and spiritual heart of the city, and an angry account of a troubled society. As a small terraced house changes occupants and uses, the play charts the shifting demographics of a city at a time of great flux.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Child Ruth Murphy
Fireman Liam Carney
Christy Liam Carney
Jimmy Liam Carney
Youth 1 Stephen Dunne (1)
Dancer Stephen Dunne (1)
Gerry Stephen Dunne (1)
Patricia Charlotte Bradley
Youth 2 David Gorry
Dancer David Gorry
Artist David Gorry
Peter David Gorry
Ruth Caroline Rothwell
Dancer Caroline Rothwell
Garda Berts Folan
Dancer Karen Scully
Helen Karen Scully
The Boy Barry Ward
The Old Man Derry Power
Martin Derry Power
Fire and Ambulance Man Tony Tormey
Cop Tony Tormey
Priest Tony Tormey
Harry Robert English
PJ Berts Folan
Dancer Berts Folan
Dessie Fitzpatrick Alan Archbold
Kernaghan Barry McGovern
Fire and Ambulance Man Brendan Laird
Les Frank O'Sullivan
Paddy Eamonn Hunt
Timothy Moran Pat Laffan
Fireman Enda Oates
Cop Enda Oates
Sean Enda Oates
Doctor Enda Oates
Hanna Butler Geraldine Plunkett
Tom Mulligan Des Braiden
Fireman Denis Conway
Sergeant Denis Conway
Matthew Alan King
Dancer Alan King
Aisling Michelle Houlden
John Brendan Laird
Bag Lady Bríd McCarthy
Liz Bríd McCarthy
Fireman Donagh Deeney
Cop Donagh Deeney
Tony Donagh Deeney
Gus Mick Nolan
Dancer Ger Ryan
Jane Ger Ryan
Dancer Eanna MacLiam
Thomas Eanna MacLiam
Billy Denis Conway
Production Team  
Director Paul Mercier
Designer Anne Gately
Lighting Designer Megan Sheppard
Producer Eoin McDunphy
General Manager Anne Gately
Music by John Dunne (1)
Assistant Director Maire O'Higgins
Sound Effects Dave Nolan
Assistant Producer Barry Casey
Production Manager Pat Byrne
Technical Manager Tony Boston
Stage Director Phill McCaughey
Stage Manager Sinead Connolly
Assistant Stage Manager Stephanie Ryan
Props Master Shane O'Loan
Production Assistant Linda Galbraith
Production Assistant Paula Laughlin
Production Assistant Darren O'Kelly
Set Assistant Alan Anderson
Scenic Artist Michael Hegarty
Wardrobe Theresa Shorthall
Wardrobe Assistant Gerry Faulkner
Graphic Design Val Mercier
Tailor Mick Geraghty
Programme Bernie Nealon
Administrator Anne-Marie Mulligan

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.