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The Unexpected Death of Jimmy Blizzard


  • Playwright

    Robert Ellison 

  • Author Notes

    Written under the pseudonym Robert Packer.
  • Setting

    One weekend in 1982 between Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man.

  • Synopsis

    Jimmy Blizzard is a self-made man dealing in video games and other amusement equipment. He is a hardened survivor but is faced with a combination of pressures he is unable to handle. Those pressures are not unique to any place or time but have an undeniably marked relevance to life as lived in Northern Ireland in the 1980’s.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Ginger Des Cave
Jimmy Blizzard Ray McAnally
Bobby Nicholas Grennell
Dermot Dónall Farmer
Liz Maeve Germaine
Glad Daphne Carroll
Production Team  
Director Ben Barnes
Designer Wendy Shea
Lighting Tony Wakefield
Sound Jim Colgan
Design Assistant Chisato Yoshimi
Production Manager John Costigan
Stage Director Ailish McBride
Stage Manager John Kells
Assistant Stage Manager Joy Forsythe
Props Master Stephen Molloy
Set Construction Peter Rose
Wardrobe Supervisor Anne Cave
Wardrobe Assistant Wendy Asher
Wardrobe Assistant Lily Norton
Video Programmer Warren McAllister

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Source Of Information

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