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Family Plot


  • Playwright

    Daragh Carville 

  • Synopsis

    Inside their family grave, three generations of Kerrs are dead and buried, but condemned not to rest. They didn't get on in life and they certainly don't get on in death. They continue to battle out the arguments of their lifetimes, until the youngest member of the family arrives in the grave, a fourth generation and the last of the line. It is only with Emer's arrival that the family begin to realise that they must accept the cost and consequences of how they lived before their story of forgotten love and shocking betrayal can finally be resolved and they can find some kind of peace.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Da Gordon Fulton
Aunt Lizzie Helena Bereen
Frank Frankie McCafferty
Tess Libby Smyth
Ma Susie Kelly
Emer Claire Lamont
Production Team  
Director Michael Duke
Designer Stuart Marshall
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Composer Neil Martin
Production Manager Marie Tierney
Stage Manager Laura McCabe
Technical Stage Manager Damian Cox
Dramaturg Hanna Slattne
Marketing Manager Carolyn Mathers
Voice Coach Patricia Logue

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Family Plot

  • Year


  • Published By


  • Address

    Imperial Buildings, 72 High Street,
    Belfast BT1 2BE
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)28 9043 9313

  • Email


  • Website


Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mel Kenyon, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

  • Address

    Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street
    London W1F 8GQ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7287 4450

  • Email


Source Of Information

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