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Torchlight and Laserbeams


  • Playwright

    Michael Scott (2)  Christopher Nolan 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from the writings of Christopher Nolan.
  • Synopsis

    Torchlight and Laserbeams conjures a story of survival in an alien and silent lock-jawed world as Joseph Meehan bursts from his crab-shelled existence to chart the joys and dreams of an inner state no-one ever thought existed.

  • Play Type


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  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    The original production also featured four child actors playing unspecified parts..

Original Production

Original Cast  
Joseph Meehan Conor Mullen
Fr. Flynn Frank Kelly
The Necromancer Frank Kelly
Mosaim Poaberry Frank Kelly
Matthew Meehan Clive Geraghty
Yvonne Meehan Rachael Dowling
Joseph Too Frank McCusker
Nora Meehan Catherine Byrne (1)
Singer Risteard Cooper
The Grandmother/Lamp-Woman Eve Watkinson
Production Team  
Director Michael Scott (2)
Designer Bronwen Casson
Lighting Designer Leslie Scott
Music by Wim Mertens
Assistant Director Darina McAnna
Design Assistant Geraldine O'Malley
Sound Effects Paddy Gilsenan
Production Manager Brian Power
Stage Director Elizabeth Drwal
Stage Manager William Reilly
Assistant Stage Manager Rebecca Smith
Sound Operator Benny Lynch
Prop Maker Geraldine O'Malley
Prop Maker Leslie Scott
Photography Amelia Stein

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    City Theatre Dublin - CTD

  • Address

    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    City Theatre Dublin - CTD

  • Address

    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and from the 1988 Dublin Theatre Festival programme.