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The Small Things


  • Playwright

    Enda Walsh 

  • Synopsis

    Two houses, perched on top of mountains, stare at each other across a deep valley. A man and a woman talk about the small things – parquet floor zigzagging down corridors, the memory of mother’s breasts, brown sauce and soggy chips. But these minutiae disguise a bigger story of brutality and unfaltering loyalty which emerges horrifically through the chit-chat.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    28 January 2005

  • Producer

    Produced by Paines Plough

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Premiered at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London.

Original Cast  
Woman Valerie Lilley
Man Bernard Gallagher
Production Team  
Director Vicky Featherstone
Designer Neil Warmington
Lighting Designer Natasha Chivers
Sound Designer Mat Ort
Production Manager Neil Black
Technical Stage Manager Mat Ort
Deputy Stage Manager Perrine Desproges
PR Emma Schad
Voice Coach Ros Steen

Published Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

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