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The Suck


  • Playwright

    Tara Maria Lovett 

  • Synopsis

    The Suck recounts a series of intense encounters between Rannoch, a young man obsessed with a dead heifer, his mother, his friend Dino and the priest Seamo. As the play progresses we learn of Rannoch's abusive father, his careless community, his dishonest mother and his desire to breast-feed his best friend.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Maeve Billie Traynor
Seamo Sean Whelan
Dino Declan Mills
Rannoch Gavin McCaffrey
Production Team  
Director David Horan
Set Designer Melanie Rodgers
Lighting Designer Sinead McKenna
Sound Designer Leo McKenna

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and from Irish Theatre Magazine volume two, number 10.