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Denis and Rose


  • Playwright

    Gerard Stembridge 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Maeve Binchy

  • Author Notes

    Inspired by a Maeve Binchy's short story 'Excitement'.
  • Synopsis

    Denis and Rose are married for ten years. Rose is the queen of the Southside brunch circuit, and her mother is getting up her nose. Denis is hoping his boss will offer him a brand new office with en-suite bathroom, but his assistant Martina is really driving him mad. Rose thinks she needs some excitement in her life. Denis just wants a rest. Denis and Rose occupy the same space, but somehow they never connect. Denis and Rose are in trouble.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Denis Donal Beecher
Rose Mary O'Driscoll
Production Team  
Director Gerard Stembridge
Designer Blaithin Sheerin
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Producer BrĂ­d Dukes
Technical Manager Mick Doyle (1)
Production Manager Miriam Duffy
Stage Manager Caitriona O'Brien
Set Construction Alan Clarke (1)
Lighting Technician Kevin Treacy
Poster Image Graham Knuttel

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Gerry Stembridge

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer.