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The Hand


  • Playwright

    Donal O'Kelly 

  • Synopsis

    The Hand tells of a family's slide from the comforts of middle class life to the harsh realities of 1920's Dublin.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    The original production also featured two musicians, and the two actors played multiple roles.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Performer Donal O'Kelly
Musician Brian Fleming
Musician Ellen Cranitch
Performer Sorcha Fox
Production Team  
Director Donal O'Kelly
Designer Robert Ballagh
Lighting Designer Nick Anton
Costumes Marie Tierney
Choreographer Muirne Bloomer
Music by Ellen Cranitch
Music by Brian Fleming
Assistant Director Darina Gallagher
Venue Manager Tony Killeen
Line Producer Maria Fleming
Production Manager Marie Breen
Stage Director Miriam Duffy
Stage Manager Richard Meagher
Sound Engineer Trevor Knight
Photography Paul McCarthy (2)

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

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