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Round the Big Clock


  • Playwright

    John Boyd 

  • Synopsis

    A biography of the city of Belfast, centred around the Albert Clock, one of its famous landmarks. Characters from history appear as the shipbuilders, spinners, soldiers and sailors go about their daily business, until the clock stops in 1939.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In the original production a cast of nine played various unspecified characters.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Various Characters John Hewitt
Various Characters Joseph Crilly
Various Characters Niall Cusack
Various Characters Peter Quigley
Various Characters Richard Croxford
Various Characters Josephine Mulvenna
Various Characters Fo Cullen
Various Characters Mark McCrory
Various Characters Ciara McKeown
Production Team  
Director Michael Poynor
Designer Niall Rea
Lighting Designer Michael Poynor
Composer Debra Salem
Musical Director Debra Salem
Production Manager Wallace McDowell
Stage Manager Niall Cranney
Deputy Stage Manager Sally McKenna
Deputy Stage Manager Rory McAlister
Assistant Stage Manager Alex Duggan
Assistant Stage Manager Ruth Gogarty
Set Construction Jim Carson
Scenic Artist Orla Downing
Wardrobe Supervisor Anne Whittaker
Wardrobe Assistant Jeanette Parkes

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    Gavin Boyd

  • Address

    1 The Granary
    Down BT23 5FH
    Northern Ireland

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Gavin Boyd

  • Address

    1 The Granary
    Down BT23 5FH
    Northern Ireland

Source Of Information

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