Printer Friendly

Goodbye to the Hill


  • Playwright

    Lee Dunne 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from the author's own novel of the same name.
  • Synopsis

    By the age of ten you knew all about puddin’ clubs and doses of the pox and you smiled sardonically, even though you didn’t know that that’s what you were doing, whenever anyone talked about Santy Claus and the Stork and all that rubbish. And when Joe Soap got married after seven Mass on a weekday you knew that his missus was going to spend her honeymoon the labour ward at the Rotunda. That was how it was on The Hill you learned fast whether you wanted to or not.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    04 September 1976

  • Production Notes

    Originally produced by Trio Productions, the play was subsequently restaged at the Regency Airport Hotel, Dublin in the 1980s when it ran for two years and ten months.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Eblana Theatre

Original Cast  
Unspecified Character(s) Patricia Martin
Unspecified Character(s) Frank Melia
Unspecified Character(s) Paul Wilson
Harry Redmond Vincent Smith
Unspecified Character(s) Tom Irwin
Unspecified Character(s) May Ollis
Unspecified Character(s) Madelyn Erskine
Unspecified Character(s) Anna Heffernan
Production Team  
Director Lee Dunne

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Lee Dunne

  • Address

    17 Oaklands
    Co Wicklow
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the author's website Additional information was taken from a promotional flyer for the World Premiere.