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Wideboy Gospel


  • Playwright

    Ken Harmon 

  • Setting

    Set in Dublin at the time of the Ireland versus England soccer match in 1995 at Lansdowne Road.

  • Synopsis

    It's sleaze, pills, thrills and bellyaches for Snorkey until an old joyriding mystery is solved and his ex-bird's dreaded brothers, The Duracels, come looking for blood. In the end it's his part in the running battles with the English football fans that might just save his life.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    25 June 2000

  • Production Notes

    An earlier version of Wideboy Gospel was presented by 13 Spanner Theatre Company at Bewley's Café Theatre on September 27, 1999, as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival. The play was subsequently rewritten and restaged as listed.
  • Producer

    Produced by Bedrock In association with Project Arts Centre

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    The play was first presented, on tour, at the Greenwich and Docklands Festival, London.

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    The Irish premiere of the same production took place at Project on August 20, 2000.

Original Cast  
Snorkey Ronan Leahy
Production Team  
Director Jimmy Fay
Set Designer Johanna Connor
Lighting Designer Lee Davis
Costume Designer Catherine Fay
Production Manager Lee Davis
Stage Manager Shelley Bourke
Set Construction Coilin O'Toole
Scenic Artist Christina Flynn
Scenic Artist Johanna Connor
PR Sarah Pyle
Graphic Design Jonathan Parson
Photography Ros Kavanagh
Make-Up Annelouise McGinn
Administrator Shelley Bourke

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Ken Harmon

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)86 169 3790

  • Email


Source Of Information

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