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The History Of The World At 3 A.M.


  • Playwright

    Joe O'Byrne 

  • Synopsis

    It is that hour of wakingwhen one can feel the pulse of the world. It is a time when anything can happen, when one might witness the beginning of time, the end of the world; and in between people meet, fall in love, suffer, are happy; but eventually sleep returns.

  • Play Type

    Physical/Devised Theatre

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Clown/Dunce Pat McGrath
Jewish Woman Emma McIvor
Clown Karl O'Neill
Olivia Lisa Dwan
Head Adam Law
Wedding Girl Betsy Long
African Ashraf Logman
Production Team  
Director Joe O'Byrne
Costumes Suzanne Cave
Composer John McKeown
Masks Pat McGrath
Production Manager David Butler
Stage Manager Liz Nugent
Administrator Bridin Murphy-Mitchell

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Joe O'Byrne

  • Email


Source Of Information

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