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  • Playwright

    Dominic Behan 

  • Setting

    The reception lounge of a hotel in Belfast.

  • Synopsis

    In the foyer of a Belfast hotel, with bombs exploding outside, an exchange of opinions takes place between a Protestant barman, a Catholic head waiter, an American psychologist, a British army officer and an atheist pop star, who is shot dead by gunmen from the IRA and the UVF because of his lack of allegiance to either side.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details. The original production also featured four musicians, three of whom also took acting roles.

Original Production

Original Cast  
UVF Terrorist David Coyle
Workman John Munn
IRA Terrorist Gavin Neilly
Private Gavin Neilly
Hippie Peter Turner
Steve Jordan Terry Adams
Musician Terry Adams
Eddie Reubens David Curbishley
Musician David Curbishley
Danny Blake Ken Stott
Musician Ken Stott
Army Officer Richard Earthy
Dr Foster Cecil Allen
Receptionist Margaret McCann
Sergeant George Shane
Billy Perry Des McAleer
Hotel Manager Maurice O'Callaghan
Mr Hogan Louis Rolston
Musician David Shannon
Production Team  
Director Roland Jaquarello
Set Designer Gerard Crosson
Lighting Designer Trevor Dawson
Music by Ken Stott
Stage Manager Trevor Dawson
Deputy Stage Manager Julia Carson Sims
Assistant Stage Manager Sue Mayo
Lighting Operator Trevor Dawson
Sound Operator Sue Mayo
Wardrobe Anne Whittaker
Wardrobe Assistant Jean Crawford

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

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