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Down all the Days


  • Playwright

    Peter Sheridan 

  • Author Notes

    An adaptation of the autobiographical novel by Christy Brown.
  • Synopsis

    Down all the Days focuses on the childhood and coming of age of a young man with cerebral palsy. He acts as a detached observer of life in the slums of Dublin, during the 1940s and 50s.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production


  • Producer

    Produced by Oscar Productions

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Presented at the Oscar Theatre, Dublin.

Original Cast  
Charley Norton Jack Walsh
Priest David Carey
Maureen Siobhan McCluskey
Jimmy Doyle Gregg Gough
Speckey Four-Eyes Paul Morgan
Father Vincent Smith
Jack Padraig O'Loinsigh
Carmel Carmel Callan
Military Policeman Tom Lawlor (2)
Eddie Tom Lawlor (2)
Larry David O'Meara
Essie Laurie Morton
Mick Shane Connaughton
Magso Marie Conmee
Narrator Garrett Keogh
Mother Geraldine Plunkett
The Boy Tom Murphy (2)
Johner David Carey
Production Team  
Director Jim Sheridan
Designer John Kelly (3)
Producer Chris O'Neill
Costumes Maeve Patterson
Movement Director Vincent O'Neill
Stage Director John Costigan
Assistant Stage Manager David Carey
Poster Designer John Devlin
Programme Ruth Riddick

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    Peter Sheridan

  • Address

    70 Celtic Park Avenue
    Dublin 9
    Republic of Ireland

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Peter Sheridan

  • Address

    70 Celtic Park Avenue
    Dublin 9
    Republic of Ireland

Source Of Information

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