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  • Playwright

    Eugene McCabe 

  • Setting

    Set in a house in a small Irish country town.

  • Synopsis

    Holloway and his wife are entertaining the Shines - Shine, an old schoolfriend, was always a chancer and it's clear from the off that no love is lost between the two. However, Shine is a businessman in trouble and Holloway, the hot-shot accountant, is his only chance. He needs Holloway to cook the books to attract a major investor that will save his skin, putting Holloway in a difficult situation.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Ned Holloway T.P. McKenna
Mona Shine Susan Hallinan
Sarah Holloway Joanna Dunham
C.J. Shine Nigel Davenport
Production Team  
Director Chloe Gibson
Designer Alpho O'Reilly
Manager Brian Tobin
Assistant Manager Ann O'Connor
Stage Director John Cassidy
Stage Manager Ita D'Arcy
Assistant Carpenter Louis Molloy
Chief Electrician Arthur Jones
Carpenter Michael Lambert

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    A.P. Watt Ltd.

  • Address

    20 John Street
    London WC1N 2DR

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7405 6774

  • Email

  • Website

Source Of Information

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