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The Arts Council Playography Na Gaeilge


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  • Playwright

    Frank McGuinness 

  • Setting

    A field.

  • Notes

    A play for post-primary schools

  • Synopsis

    Borderlands explores Southern attitudes to Northern Ireland and attitudes of young people in the North. Four young men from Derry, two Catholics and two Protestants, decide to bury their religious differences and go on a charity walk. On their first day across the border, they prepare to pitch their tent in the Republic.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    08 February 1984

  • Producer

    Produced by TEAM Educational Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at The Dominican Convent, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, as part of a tour to schools.

Original Cast  
Scott Philip Hardy
Rocky Peter FitzGerald
Fluke Lorcan Cranitch
The Guard Peter Holmes
Laser Brian McCollum
Vonie Linda McDonnell
Production Team  
Director Martin Drury
Set Designer Bryan O'Donoghue
Costume Designer Nigel Boyd
Managing Director Tim O'Neill
Production Manager Vincent Dempsey

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mel Kenyon, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

  • Address

    Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street
    London W1F 8GQ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7287 4450

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from Three Team Plays (Wolfhound Press, 1985).