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Out of the Beehive


  • Playwright

    Ena May 

  • Synopsis

    A black comedy about a family where everybody talks and no one listens. Da's building a whatnot. A what? Who cares? Ma's concerned about Chinese chickens. Mary is concerned with her nail-polish and Jim with what cash he might be able to score. Gran knows what the whatnot is all about but no one listens to her either.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    08 October 1984

  • Production Notes

    Out of the Beehive was originally produced as a companion piece to 'Flotsam' by Joe Taylor (listed separately).
  • Producer

    Produced by Focus Theatre

  • Original Venue

    Focus Theatre

Original Cast  
Mary Bernie Downes
Da Frank McDonald
Jim Tony Coleman
Gran Jackie Lynch
Ma Áine Ó Drisceoil (Anne O'Driscoll)
Production Team  
Director Ena May
Stage Manager Robert Byrne
Assistant Stage Manager Paul Conway
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Ena May

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 285 9914

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was supplied by the author.