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  • Playwright

    Ailís Ní Ríain 

  • Synopsis

    A sister searches her brothers for empathy and answers to her family's self destruction. All three are trapped for ever in an obsessive need to remember and relive their treatment at the hands of a sadistic, brutalising father and of a mother overendowed with forbearance.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In the original production the male part Eanna was played by a female actor.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    17 April 2007

  • Production Notes

    Co-Produced by New Works Company, Liverpool.
  • Producer

    Produced by Granary Productions

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First produced at the Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Produced at the Granary Theatre, Cork 24th April 2007. Also produced under the title 'Beaten' at the Granary Theatre in September 2008.

Original Cast  
Olan Aidan O'Hare
Eanna Hannah Burke
Airnin Rachel O'Shea
Production Team  
Director Graeme Maley

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Granary Productions

  • Address

    Granary Theatre
    Co. Cork
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)21 490 4272

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published playscript and other printed sources.