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The Invisible Mending Company


  • Playwright

    Philip Davison 

  • Setting

    The play is set in and above Dublin.

  • Synopsis

    The play explores a series of events in the life of its central character, Gabriel. When Gabriel's wife and her sister make an unsettling and emotional discovery of a previously unheard-of half-sister, their decision to reunite the estranged family has its own consequences. Meanwhile Gabriel's business is being infiltrated by a menacing criminal element in the person of Mr. Ed and his two terrifying sons.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Jimmy Barry Barnes
Cissy Maria McDermottroe
Brenda Elizabeth Bracken
Charles David Wilmot
Mary Ann O'Neill
Gabriel Vincent McCabe
Mr. Ed Mark O'Regan
Finbar Eanna MacLiam
Bridget Caroline Gray
Tommy Stephen Dunne (1)
Production Team  
Director Ben Barnes
Designer Paul McCauley
Lighting Designer Chris Ellis
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Dave Nolan
Director's Assistant Caroline McSweeney
Stage Director Anne Layde
Assistant Stage Manager Catriona Behan
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Photography Amelia Stein
Programme Irish Theatre Publications

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Philip Davison

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

Source Of Information

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