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Unravelling the Ribbon


  • Playwright

    Maureen White  Mary Kelly (3) 

  • Synopsis

    Lola is fifty and wants to sell her home. Nobody ever calls and she has stopped opening her post. Rose is thirty-four and lives on a farm with her husband and two children. She worries she may have married too young. Lyndsey is eleven and her best friend has stopped sitting beside her in art class. When breast cancer touches their lives, everything starts to unravel - Rose’s marriage falls apart, Lola gets arrested and Lyndsey hides a cooked ham in a thorn bush.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Lola Eleanor Methven
Lyndsey Georgina Miller
Rose Mary Kelly (3)
Production Team  
Director Maureen White
Set Designer Liz Cullinane
Lighting Designer Tina MacHugh
Costume Designer Liz Cullinane
Sound Designer Denis Clohessy
Sound Designer Carl Kennedy
Music Composed by Denis Clohessy
Music Composed by Carl Kennedy
Production Manager Bianca Moore
Stage Director Miriam Duffy
Stage Manager Petra Hjortsberg
Set Construction Jim Carson
Chief Electrician Lisa Mahony
PR Kate Bowe (Bowe Communications)
Photography Ros Kavanagh
Administrator Tara Furlong

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Gúna Nua Theatre Company

  • Address

    29/30 Dame Street
    Dublin 2
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 675 9921

  • Email


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Source Of Information

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