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The Duke of Hope


  • Playwright

    Alan McKee  Conor Grimes 

  • Synopsis

    Mel is scared. His life is passing him by and suddenly he’s lost the ability to ignore it. Somehow he has ended up in a job he hates, with a woman he likes, who doesn’t know he exists. And he doesn’t seem able to get out of the bar for long enough to do anything about it.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    18 October 2007

  • Producer

    Produced by Tinderbox Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at the Drama and Film Centre at Queen's University, Belfast.

Original Cast  
Chris Andy Moore
Shoulda-Woulda_Coulda Mel Tony Flynn
Martina Claire Connor
Mel Chris Corrigan
Des Jim Doran (2)
George Jack Quinn
Drunk Mel Tony Devlin
Production Team  
Director Michael Duke
Designer Niall Rea
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Sound Designer Stephen Kennedy
Choreographer Stephen Prickett
Production Manager Damian Cox
Deputy Stage Manager Elaine Barnes
Dramaturg Hanna Slattne

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Tinderbox Theatre Company

  • Address

    The Crescent, 2-4 University Road
    Belfast BT7 1NH
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)28 9043 9313

  • Email


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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was supplied by Tinderbox Theatre Company.