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Frugal Comforts


  • Playwright

    Eamonn Kelly 

  • Setting

    A bedsit on the day of an Ireland football match.

  • Synopsis

    A black farce set in a cheap bedsit in 1980’s Dublin. Deals lightly with weighty issues like unemployment, crime and the emerging drug/gun culture as the characters in the play find themselves in a situation similar to a TV cop show, where they are the bad guys.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

Original Cast  
Dave Laurence Lowry
Crawley Paul Walker
Layman Aidan Kelly
Andy Bill Murphy
Mularchy Eamonn Draper
Production Team  
Director David Quinn
Set Designer Richie Donovan
Set Designer David Quinn
Set Designer Pauline McCann
Lighting Designer Uli Ruchlinski
Costume Designer Geraldine Fitzgerald (2)
Sound Designer Tom Lynch
General Manager Eamon Quinn
Stage Manager Tom Lynch
Deputy Stage Manager Moirin O'Donovan
Assistant Stage Manager Pauline McCann
Assistant Stage Manager Bobby McCormack
Assistant Stage Manager Rachel Winterlich
Photography Aengus McMahon

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was provided by a member of Punchbag Theatre Company.