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Hard To Believe


  • Playwright

    Conall Morrison 

  • Synopsis

    John Foster is a professional cynic and arch political manipulator. When the last member of his family dies, he returns to Belfast; there he finds himself up in the family attic, free-falling through memories of a life filled with loathing, violence and deviance.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    21 March 1995

  • Production Notes

    Produced in association with Cultures of Ireland.
  • Producer

    Produced by Bickerstaffe

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at Cleere's Theatre, Kilkenny.

Original Cast  
John Foster Sean Kearns
Production Team  
Director Conall Morrison
Designer Conall Morrison
Designer Marie Tierney
Producer Lynn Cahill
Producer Richard Cook
Lighting Cormac Sheridan
Sound Dave Nolan
Sound Conall Morrison
Production Manager Steve Morris
Production Manager Nick Anton
Stage Manager Therese Kavanagh
Assistant Stage Manager Susie Sheil
Lighting Operator Rob Molenaar
Graphic Design Margaret Lonergan
Photography Fergus Manifold

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Far From The Land

  • Year


  • Published By


  • Address

    Head Office, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London SW1V 1EJ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

  • Website


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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Conall Morrison

  • Address

    c/o The National Theatre, 26 Lower Abbey St,
    Dublin 1
    Republic of Ireland

Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was supplied by a member of the Bickerstaffe.