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The Lithium Waltz


  • Playwright

    Barry McKinley 

  • Synopsis

    A black comedy set in a psychiatric hospital which tells the tale of Billy Young. Billy is in for an assessment to determine whether this hospital should be his new home. While there he gets some useful dance tips from Tommy Tango, learns about lies from the demon-with-the-clipboard Priscilla, acquires a taste for 'rocket-fuel' from The Professor and is shown the ropes by know-it-all Joey O'Reilly.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Priscilla Ann Marie Horan
Joey O'Reilly Patrick David Nolan
Tommy Tango Martin Dunne
Billy Young Brendan McDonald (1)
Professor Tom Laidlaw
Production Team  
Director Paul Brennan (3)
Designer Jean Elder
Lighting Designer Stephen Dunne (2)
Sound Stephen Dunne (2)
Stage Manager Paul McDermid
Sound Operator Sharon Murphy (3)
Company Director Patrick David Nolan
Company Director Rebecca Roper
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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer