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From These Green Heights


  • Playwright

    Dermot Bolger 

  • Synopsis

    This play follows the story of Dessie from the 1960's, when as a child he first glimpsed the Ballymun Towers amid the fields of North Dublin, to the night in 2004 when he helps his young daughter pack to leave the flat that has been his family home.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Carmel Anne Kent
Dessie Alan King
Christy Vincent McCabe
Jane Ann O'Neill
Marie Melanie Grace
Tara Doireann NĂ­ Chorragain
Sharon Catherine Barry
Girl Karen Brady
Production Team  
Director Ray Yeates
Designer Marie Tierney
Producer Roisin McGarr
Lighting Conleth White
Lighting Sarah Kivlehan
Music by Mark O'Brien (2)
Design Associate Robert Ballagh
Stage Manager Jackie Dwyer
Assistant Stage Manager David Gilna
Sound Operator James O'Neill
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Graphic Design form design
Illustrator Eleanor McCaughey

Published Scripts

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    From These Green Heights

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  • Published By

    New Island Books

  • Address

    2 Brookside, Dundrum Road
    Dublin 14
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 298 9937

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Source Of Information

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