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  • Playwright

    Tom Coffey 

  • Setting

    Set in the kitchen-Living Room of Brid Flaherty's house, present day(1963).

  • Synopsis

    Johnsie lives at home with his widowed mother, amongst others, but he's a bit 'queer in the head' and this isn't helped by the taunting and tormenting by the locals - the 'Them' in the title. The mother has to make a choice, keep him at home with herself or institutionalise him, keeping himout of the gaze of 'Them'.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Johnsie Flaherty Jim Norton
Brid Flaherty Anna Manahan
Seamus Flaherty Noel O'Briain
Ann Flaherty May Cluskey
Sean Sugrue Seamus Healy
Kitty Sullivan Finola O'Shannon
Joe Casey Michael O'Rourke
Eileen Kenny Clare Mullen
Maeve Flaherty Mae Crowe
Production Team  
Director Barry Cassin
Settings by Robert Heade
Stage Manager Rhona Woodcock
Assistant Stage Manager Marie Kelly(3)
PR Dahna Davis

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.