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Black Ice


  • Playwright

    Thomas McLaughlin 

  • Notes

    A play for post-primary students.

  • Synopsis

    Black Ice explores the issues surrounding young people leaving home and homelessness. It tells the story of Stephen, a fifteen year old, who finds himself living on the streets following a series of misunderstandings with his family. Stephen encounters other homeless people, some of whom he forges friendship with and others who cause problems for him.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    12 January 1996

  • Producer

    Produced by TEAM Educational Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at Firhouse Community School, Dublin as part of a tour to schools.

Original Cast  
Helen Eveanna O'Meara
Jock Stephen Dunne (1)
Mary Aoife O'Beirne
Stephen Shane Lynch
Woof Enda Grace
Production Team  
Director Susie Kennedy
Designer Fiona Leech
Designer Fiona Whelan
Music by Thomas McLaughlin
Musician Ken Byrne
Musician Ian Kennedy
Musician Ciaran Mulligan
Musician Thomas McLaughlin
Stage Manager Caoimhin Corrigan
Education Officer Sharon Murphy (1)
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Thomas McLaughlin

  • Email


Source Of Information

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