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Castles in the Air


  • Playwright

    Martin Lynch 

  • Author Notes

    Based on the community play 'A Roof Under Our Heads' (not listed) by the same author.
  • Synopsis

    Mary Fullerton has been deserted by her drunken husband, and lives in a tower block, subsisting on Valium and Carlsberg Special. Her son Eddy is a joyrider, and only her daughter Pauline has the buoyancy to survive and save her family, but if she stays to do so she must abandon her own future.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Two male roles were doubled in the original production.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Eddie Fullerton Dan Gordon
Mary Fullerton Stella McCusker
Tommy Razor-Blade McCarthy Joe McPartland (1)
Frank Fullerton Mark Mulholland
Pauline Fullerton Paula Hamilton
Miss Gorman Aingeal Grehan
Kieran Colum Convey
Bap (Michael O'Hare) Adrian Dunbar
Production Team  
Director Leon Rubin
Set Designer Ken Hall
Lighting Designer Trevor Dawson
Production Manager Trevor Dawson
Stage Manager Rose Morris
Deputy Stage Manager Nick McCall
Assistant Stage Manager Taddy Chamney
Wardrobe Jacqueline Berryman
Wardrobe Ivor C. Morrow

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

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