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Take Me Away


  • Playwright

    Gerald Murphy 

  • Notes

    This play was commissioned and developed during the SEEDS new writing project, a joint initiative between Rough Magic Theatre Company and the Dublin Fringe Festival.

  • Synopsis

    Bren works nights as a security guard. He likes to spend his days alone with his computer. A visit from his middle brother, Andy, is clearly unwelcome, the more so as he brings news that their father and younger brother, Kev, are also on their way. Eddie, the father, is hell bent on persuading his three sons to visit their mother, who may or may not be in hospital, who may or may not even still live in the same house as Eddie. As the wrangling continues, each one's true circumstances become ever more vague. Where precisely are Andy's wife and child? And does Kev really have that whizzy job in IT? And what is going on with their mother? Take me Away is a dark comedy about a disintegrating family.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    13 February 2004

  • Production Notes

    This play was staged as part of Rough Magic in Rep, running in repertory with Words of Advice for Young People by Ioanna Anderson.
  • Producer

    Produced by Rough Magic Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

    Project Arts Centre

Original Cast  
Bren Joe Hanley
Eddie Vincent McCabe
Andy Aidan Kelly
Kev Barry Ward
Production Team  
Director Lynne Parker
Set Designer Alan Farquharson
Producer Loughlin Deegan
Lighting Designer John Comiskey
Costume Designer Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh
Sound Cormac Carroll
Production Manager Marie Breen
Stage Director Aisling Mooney
Stage Director Paula Tierney
Stage Manager Justin Murphy
Props Assistant Breege Brennan
Set Construction Theatre Production Services
Scenic Artist Liz Barker
Chief Electrician Joe Glasgow
Graphic Design Alphabet Soup
Marketing Assistant Nicole Brennan-O'Dwyer
Administrator Elizabeth Whyte

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Take Me Away

  • Year


  • Published By

    Nick Hern Books

  • Address

    The Glasshouse, 49a Goldhawk Road, Shepherd's Bush
    London W12 8QP

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 8749 4953

  • Email


  • Website


  • ISBN


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  • Title

    Six Contemporary Irish Plays: Eden, The Good Father, Tillsonberg, Hurricane, Take Me Away, Trad.

  • Year


  • Published By


  • Address

    Head Office, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London SW1V 1EJ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

  • Website


  • ISBN


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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Rough Magic Theatre Company

  • Address

    12 Parliament Street, Temple Bar
    Dublin 2
    D02 HV 05
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 671 9278

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme