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  • Playwright

    Paul Mercier 

  • Synopsis

    Set in a fictional Dublin suburb, Kitchensink combines Greek Tragedy and kitchen-sink drama, masks and realism, ritualistic theatre and soap-opera. The action takes place on a building site, in the concrete shell of a half-built house. It is the story of Helen, a child of suburbia, whose life spans a period of three decades from the building of the first housing estate to today's sprawling development. This work is a document of an ever-expanding environment focusing on the experiences of childhood, love, marriage and death.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Player 3 Cathy Belton
Player 2 Deirdre Molloy
Player 1 David Gorry
Player 4 Liam Carney
Production Team  
Director Paul Mercier
Designer Anne Gately
Lighting Designer Ciara McCarthy
Lighting Designer Megan Sheppard
Producer Anne Gately
Costume Designer Anne Gately
Music by John Dunne (1)
Lighting Assistant Maeve Laverty
Masks Pat Bracken
Production Co-ordinator Rhona Greene
Production Co-ordinator John Gately
Production Deputy Michael Hegarty
Tour Manager John Gately
Stage Director Kevin Courtney
Stage Manager Stephanie Ryan
Operator Wayne Farrell
Set Construction Kevin Courtney
Scenic Artist Jack Kirwan
Scenic Artist Michael Hegarty
Graphic Design Val Mercier
Tailor Mick Geraghty
Photography Derek Speirs
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Unpublished Scripts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.