Home | About | Contact Us

The Arts Council Playography Na Gaeilge


Printer Friendly

Burning Dreams


  • Playwright

    Frances Kay 

  • Setting

    Set Dublin in 1941, whilst war is raging in continental Europe.

  • Notes

    A play for post-primary school students.

  • Synopsis

    In the slums of the inner city a young doctor starts work, unprepared for the problems that confront him - squalor, disease, hunger, death. The scale of the suffering threatens to overwhelm him when suddenly, miraculously, he is given the means to change people's lives for the better. That's when his real difficulties start.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Mary Elizabeth Duffy
Patrick Mark O'Brien (2)
Anja Aoife O'Beirne
John Jude Sweeney
Production Team  
Director Martin Murphy
Designer Sabine Dargent
Movement Director Andy Crook
General Manager Jackie Ryan
Composer Mark O'Brien (2)
Masks Sandra Taylor
Production Manager Roy Murray
Costume Construction Adele Synott
Costume Construction Sarah Power
Education Officer Muireann Ahern
Administrator Emmanuela Papasotiriou
Purchase this script

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    TEAM Educational Theatre Company

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the teachers' information pack for the original production.