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  • Playwright


  • Author Notes

    Luca was written and devised by Veronica Coburn and Raymond Keane with creative contribution from performers Eoin Lynch and Amy Conroy. The character Luca emerged during the devising process of …tanks a lot! with Raymond Keane and Judy Hegarty Lovett.
  • Synopsis

    Luca has a terrible secret. He is in love with Mary Robinson. She is articulate, honest, high-minded and good. Luca and his friends are not. They are pleasure seeking pranksters, mischievous and bad. They are magical creatures of play who travel through space and time at the speed of light. While Luca is attracted to Mary and all that is good his nature is the opposite and all that is bad. His friends are having too much fun in their world unbounded by etiquette to let Luca go. Can Luca break away from his personality and partners in crime? Will he ever get to meet Mary? Luca allows its characters to indulge in everything and anything, wherever and whenever they want. They are free of responsibility, political correctness, consequence and norm. This is a trip along the continuum of good and evil bounded by the polarities of God and Devil, heaven and hell, light and dark. The pleasure seeking trio of Luca finds there is most fun in the dark.

  • Play Type

    Physical/Devised Theatre

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  • Cast Size Male


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Original Production

Original Cast  
Luca Raymond Keane
Sparrow Amy Conroy
Him Eoin Lynch
Production Team  
Director Veronica Coburn
Set Designer Alan Farquharson
Producer Tríona Ní Dhuibhir
Lighting Designer Mark Galione
Costume Designer Chisato Yoshimi
Sound Designer Vincent Doherty
Sound Designer Ivan Birthistle
Movement Director Raymond Keane
Press Officer Deirdre Treacy
Production Manager Mark Galione
Stage Director Stephanie Ryan
Assistant Stage Manager Orla Burke
Set Construction Fayco
Set Construction Mark Galione
Scenic Artist Sandra Butcher
Costume Construction Olwen Brennan
Production Electrician Paul Hyland
Graphic Design Karl Toomey
Photography Patrick Redmond
Hair by Tamar Chambers
Production Administrator Deirdre Dwyer
Audience Liaison Michelle Byrne
Sign Language Tuition Amanda Coogan
Pope's Voiceover David Collins

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact


  • Address

    c/o Irish Theatre Institute
    17 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme, with additional material taken from the Barabbas website.