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Scenes From a Water Cooler


  • Playwright

    Paul Meade  David Parnell 

  • Synopsis

    Scenes From a Water Cooler tells the story of Adam and Brian, two men in their early thirties who share an office, a love of football and a sense of boredom. Into their lives comes Colm, a younger and more ambitious man who can't decide whether to move in with his girlfriend or not. Meanwhile, Adam finds himself bestowed with the power to promote either his old friend and married father of two, Brian, or newly arrived singleton, Colm. After unearthing a dark secret, Colm wins the promotion and leaves Brian and Adam to argue about what went wrong.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

Original Cast  
Brian David Pearse
Adam Gerry McCann
Colm Darren McHugh
Production Team  
Director Paul Meade
Director David Parnell
Designer Sinead O'Hanlon
Producer Donal Shiels
Lighting Designer Sinead McKenna
Stage Manager Marjolijn Venema
Set Construction Kevin Courtney
Graphic Design Paul O'Connor
Transport Oddie Sherwin
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Published Scripts

  • Title

    Scenes from a Water Cooler and Other Tales

  • Year


  • Published By

    Liberties Press

  • Address

    Guinness Enterprise Centre,
    Taylor's Lane,
    Dublin 8
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 4403865

  • Email


  • Website


  • ISBN


Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    GĂșna Nua Theatre Company

  • Address

    29/30 Dame Street
    Dublin 2
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 675 9921

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

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