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Seventy Percent Proof

or I'm Not As Think As You Drunk I Am.


  • Playwright

    Art Ó Briain 

  • Notes

    A play for post-primary students.

  • Synopsis

    A play exploring the central place that alcohol holds in Irish life, and the personal and social problems it causes. Seventy Percent Proof tells the story of a family of four: mother, father and two teenage children, Tom and Theresa. Tom is called back from England because his mother is unwell. On his return he discovers the true nature of her illness.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    September 1980

  • Producer

    Produced by TEAM Educational Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed as part of a tour to schools.

Original Cast  
Performer Gina Moxley
Performer Mary Ryan
Performer Donal O'Kelly
Performer Bernie Downes
Performer Jack Lynch
Performer Paul Conway
Performer Fidelma O'Dowda
Production Team  
Director Jim Lynch
Designer Brian McGuire
Lighting Designer Aidan Rogers
Jingle composed by Shaun Davey
Stage Manager Ellen Riordan
Graphic Design Declan Buckley
Administrator Tim O'Neill

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    TEAM Educational Theatre Company

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 original promotional material.