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Romantic Friction


  • Playwright

    Michelle Read 

  • Synopsis

    Anna has moved to Ireland in order to find the inspiration to write a 'proper' novel but instead she's hardly off the boat before she's met a man, fallen in love and been jilted. The play is set one night, three weeks later, when Anna wakes up in a drunken stupor to find two of the characters from her latest 'bodice ripper' large as life in her living room. The ensuing discussion with the chirpy, cockney maid servant Minnie Crabtree and the dashingly, heroic Lord Beaston, helps Anna to get her life, not to mention her plotlines, back into shape.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Anna Michelle Read
Declan Brian Doherty
Bob Brian Doherty
Minnie Derry-Anne McEvoy
Production Team  
Director Enid Reid Whyte
Set Designer Catherine Murray
Lighting Designer Paul Winters
Producer Michelle Read
Costumes Helen McCusker
Music by Vincent Doherty
Stage Manager Nicola Hughes
Assistant Stage Manager Orla Hennessy
Sound Operator Orla Hennessy
Sound Engineer Karen Williams
Graphic Design Dermot Carmody
Photography Brendan Harrington
Photography Dave Thompson
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Living Space Theatre (formerly READCO)

  • Address

    57 Southgate Apartments
    Cork Street
    Dublin 8
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)87 649 3444

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the company's promotional material for the original production.