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John Hughdy and Tom John


  • Playwright

    Vincent Woods 

  • Setting

    Set in County Leitrim. Three years pass between the first and second piece.

  • Notes

    John Hughdy and Tom John was subsequently rewritten and restaged by Skehana productions as 'On the Way Out' in 2002.

  • Synopsis

    John Hughdy and Tom John comprises two short companion plays. John Hughdy is a natural showman who delights in people and delights in shocking them. He is a storyteller, an easy conversationalist, someone who would talk to himself or to the cat or the dog and think nothing of it. Tom John is isolated in a way that his father never was: he is one of those young men who can be found lonely at bar-counters in small towns or drunk in their empty fields with no one to go home to.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
John Hughdy Des Braiden
Tom John Conor McDermottroe
Storyteller Maura McLoughlin
Production Team  
Director John Crowley
Designer John Crowley
Lighting Designer Eamonn Fox
Lighting Designer David Murphy (2)
General Manager Jane Daly
Stage Director Angela Duffy
Administrator Anne Butler
Company Artistic Director Maeliosa Stafford

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Vincent Woods

  • Email


Source Of Information

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