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It Would Be Funny...

(if it wasn't so bloody ridiculous)


  • Playwright

    Tom Coffey 

  • Synopsis

    Five men and two women are living on a raft, subsisting on raw fish. All is harmonious until a stranger is washed aboard, sparking strikes, fights and rivalry. The raft founders in a storm.

  • Play Type

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  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Voice John Hewitt
Princess Linda Wray
Captain J.J. Murphy
Leonardo Louis Rolston
Ed Roy Heayberd
Pete Peter Templar
Mike Pat Abernethy
Bill Paul Ridley
Lil Maureen Dow
Production Team  
Director Michael Poynor
Designer Michael Poynor
Lighting Designer Michael Poynor
Costumes Olive M. Clegg
Stage Manager Stephen Henbest
Deputy Stage Manager Denise Deegan
Assistant Stage Manager Colin Johnston
Set Construction Jim Carson
Wardrobe Mistress Mary Newell

Unpublished Scripts

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Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme, and from contemporary press cuttings.