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The Dosshouse Waltz


  • Playwright

    Aodhán Madden 

  • Setting

    An abandoned tenement house in Dublin.

  • Synopsis

    A group of down-and-outs in a Georgian dosshouse on Dublin's Northside try to recapture a better world. Handel's 'Messiah' is invoked throughout, as the spirit of hope and resurrection.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Hopkins Donal O'Kelly
Sadie Anna Manahan
Bono Brendan Cauldwell
Pope Seamus Forde
Burke Tom Jordan
Production Team  
Director Gerard Stembridge
Designer Jay Clements
Costumes Jacqi Jordan
Stage Manager Earl Borcherts
Assistant Stage Manager John Botos
Assistant Stage Manager Brendan O'Kelly
Chief Electrician Paddy Scanlon
House Manager Rosaleen McDarby
Company Artistic Director Phyllis Ryan
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Gavin O'Sullivan

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

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