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The Starving


  • Playwright

    Andy Hinds 

  • Setting

    Derry, 1689.

  • Notes

    The first act of The Starving was produced, under the same title, by Point Fields Theatre Company as part of 'Angels With Split Voices II' at the Old Museum Arts Centre on 21/3/1995, under the direction of Nona Shepphard. The play was subsequently expanded and performed as listed.

  • Synopsis

    In a city under siege, an innocent Yorkshire cobbler is imprisoned as an enemy spy for attempting to slip through the gates of the city disguised as a woman. He cannot disclose his true reason; he can only say that he has come for love, not harm.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Notes

    Both roles were played by the same actor in the original production.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    29 September 1998

  • Production Notes

    Produced in association with Open House.
  • Producer

    Produced by Iomha Ildanach

  • Original Venue

    Crypt Arts Centre

Original Cast  
Performer Conleth Hill
Production Team  
Director Andy Hinds
Designer Sonia Haccius
Producer Hugh McGinley
Lighting Roger Nicholson

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Andy Hinds

  • Address

    c/o Classic Stage Ireland
    DCU, Dublin 9
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from the poster for the original production. Additional information was provided by the author.