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Dolly West's Kitchen


  • Playwright

    Frank McGuinness 

  • Setting

    In and around the West's House, in Buncrana, County Donegal circa 1943-45.

  • Synopsis

    As World War II rages in Europe, in Donegal there is another war closer to home. In Dolly West's Kitchen, her family has its own conflicts to face as their lives are transformed with the arrival of allied troops across the border in Derry. War changes everything - its tragedies, its survivals and the history of the West family will be changed forever.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Ned Horgan Simon O'Gorman
Esther Horgan Catherine Byrne (1)
Dolly West Donna Dent
Rima West Pauline Flanagan
Anna Owens Lucianne McEvoy
Justin West Michael Colgan (2)
Alec Redding Anthony Calf
Marco Delvicario Perry Laylon Ojeda
Jamie O'Brien Harry Carnahan
Production Team  
Director Patrick Mason
Designer Joe Vanek
Lighting Designer Nick Chelton
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Dave Nolan
Fight Director Richard Ryan
Stage Director Finola Eustace
Assistant Stage Manager Stephen Dempsey
Assistant Stage Manager Catriona Behan
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Photography Amelia Stein
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth
Programme Red Dog Design

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mel Kenyon, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

  • Address

    Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street
    London W1F 8GQ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7287 4450

  • Email


Source Of Information

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