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It Come Up Sun


  • Playwright

    Joe O'Byrne 

  • Synopsis

    A dark comedy about three characters who cross paths in a container yard in the Dublin docks. Joe is the night security guard, the king who rules a lonely domain of cranes, trucks and freight. Billy is his fool, the insomniac who sneaks out at night from the local mental institution, and Ania is the princess who arrives from the east in a container. This is a contemporary drama about dislocated people sharing a night together before the sun comes up and reality takes control of the world for another day.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Joe Pat McGrath
Billy David Gorry
Ania Malgorzata Kozuchowska
Production Team  
Director Paul Mercier
Set Designer Paul Mercier
Lighting Designer Megan Sheppard
Producer Anne Gately
Costume Designer Anne Gately
Puppet construction Pat Bracken
Administration Assistant Caroline Allen
Production Manager John Gately
Stage Director Kevin Courtney
Stage Manager Stephanie Ryan
Assistant Stage Manager Edel Caffrey
Production Assistant Martin Doherty
Set Construction Kevin Courtney
Scenic Artist Sandra Butler
Scenic Artist Sabine Dargent
Scenic Artist Anne Halligan
Scenic Artist Jonathan Garrett
Graphic Design Val Mercier
Photography Derek Speirs
Transport Simon Burke(1)
Production secretary Anne Marie Gogarty
Polish Advisor Hanna Dangel-Dowling
Transport Trevor Price

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Joe O'Byrne

  • Email

Source Of Information

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