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  • Playwright

    Fiona Looney 

  • Setting

    The action takes place in the kitchen and rear garden of a suburban house in Dublin over the course of a long, hot summer. The time is the present.

  • Synopsis

    Revolving around one summer and four lives, we witness the irreversible changes to several households in Irish suburbia. Jean is a happily married housewife and mother to three young children. Her next door neighbour and best mate Noirin regards her home life as bordering on imprisonment. When new neighbours Damian and his wife Orla move in, things begin to change. Damian is Jean's old sweetheart, and he wants his own way in certain matters, while Orla is struggling in her new role of motherhood and can't seem to leave the office behind her.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Jean O'Shea Deirdre O'Kane
NoirĂ­n Dawson Pauline McLynn
Orla Barrett Dawn Bradfield
Damian Barrett Keith Duffy
Production Team  
Director Michael Barker-Caven
Designer Joe Vanek
Producer Anne Clarke
Lighting Designer Rupert Murray
Production Manager Eamon Fox
Stage Director Aisling Mooney
Assistant Stage Manager Justin Murphy
Assistant Stage Manager Sarah Jane Shiels
Set Construction Theatre Production Services
Photography Shane McCarthy
Publicity Bebhinn Gleeson
Make-Up Val Sherlock
Administrator Sinead McGrath
Project Consultancy Claudia Woolgar

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Lisa Richards Agency

  • Address

    108 Upper Leeson Street
    Dublin 4
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 637 5000

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

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