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Our Jane


  • Playwright

    Michael Skelly 

  • Synopsis

    Our Jane concerns the plight of a working-class Irish girl in the 1960s who becomes pregnant and is pressurised by her parents towards an unwanted abortion. The play charts Jane's traumatic pregnancy, its effects on her family, her later married life and its eventual collapse.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    03 October 1983

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Western Union.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Eblana Theatre

Original Cast  
Jane Jane Brennan
Performer Anna Manahan
Performer John Cowley
Performer Liz Lloyd
Performer Ronan Smith
Performer Charles Kearney
Production Team  
Director Seán McCarthy
Designer Juliet Watkinson

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the 1983 Dublin Theatre Festival programme.