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Words of Advice for Young People


  • Playwright

    Ioanna Anderson 

  • 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

    Children's writer Harry Golden went missing during a cliff walk near the family's country home in the north-west of Ireland. When his remains are discovered five years later, his two troubled daughters meet in their childhood home to bury their father. Clara is looking for a fight and Nora's uneasy marriage to Danny is ending. Their oldest friend Rob attempts to keep the peace while Jack, the local undertaker, has his own ghosts to deal with.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    20 February 2004

  • Production Notes

    This play was staged as part of Rough Magic in Rep, running in repertory with Take me Away by Gerald Murphy.
  • Producer

    Produced by Rough Magic Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

    Project Arts Centre

Original Cast  
Rob Andrew Bennett
Nora Gina Moxley
Jack Frank Laverty
Danny Darragh Kelly
Ruby Sinead Murphy
Clara Cathy White
Production Team  
Director Philip Howard
Set Designer Alan Farquharson
Lighting Designer John Comiskey
Producer Loughlin Deegan
Costume Designer Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh
Sound Cormac Carroll
Composer Laura Forrest-Hay
Production Manager Marie Breen
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
PR Paul Fahy
Graphic Design Alphabet Soup
Marketing Assistant Nicole Brennan-O'Dwyer
Administrator Elizabeth Whyte

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Source Of Information

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