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The Session

A Musical Comedy


  • Playwright

    Brian Moore (2) 

  • Synopsis

    Malachy Flanagan has just come home to the pub to meet his old friend, Dessie, who has lately returned from America. In the pub the musicians are gathering for a session. A session of traditional Irish Music – jigs, reels and hornpipes. Malachy does indeed meet Dessie but he also meets up with Helen, a girlfriend of one of the musicians, and later Rebecca, a visitor from the USA. The four of them talk and drink and, of course, sing. They talk about everything under the sun – war and peace, life and death, and why the barman has taken such a dislike to Malachy.

  • Play Type

    Musical Theatre

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Helen Parker Tara Lynne O'Neill
John James Doherty Marty Rea
Dessie Byrne Paul Kennedy
Malachy Flanagan Marc O'Shea
Rebecca Stone Sandra Ni Bhroin
Production Team  
Director Pam Brighton
Designer Dan Devenny
Designer Féile Artists
Lighting Designer Joe Cummins
Musical Director Caoimhin Valley
Musician Martin Meehan
Musician Caoimhin Valley
Musician Barry Kerr
Co-ordinator Anne-Marie Murray
Production Manager Gary Kearney
Stage Manager Oliver Corr

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    DubbelJoint Theatre Company

  • Address

    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from printed material supplied by Dubbeljoint Theatre Company.