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Little Gem


  • Playwright

    Elaine Murphy 

  • Synopsis

    Amber has fierce bad indigestion and the Sambucas aren’t getting rid of it… Lorraine attacks a customer at work and her boss wants her to see a psychiatrist… Kay’s got an itch ‘down there’ that Gem can’t scratch…but maybe Kermit can… Paul - the bollix - uses Amber as just a ‘handy hole’ until he can get to Australia… The hairy man fancies Lorraine but fails to rise to the occasion… And Gem doesn’t like the neighbours coming in to ‘mind’ him. And if all that isn’t bad enough, little Gem makes his presence felt and…well…life is never the same again!

  • Play Type

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    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Kay Anita Reeves
Lorraine Hilda Fay
Amber Aoife Duffin
Production Team  
Director Paul Meade
Designer Alison K. Butler
Lighting Designer Mark Galione
Music and Sound by Carl Kennedy
AV Design Jack Phelan
Production Manager Bianca Moore
Stage Director Marella Boschi
Assistant Stage Manager Petra Hjortsberg
Lighting Operator Shane Burke (1)
Set Construction Ian Thompson
Graphic Design Revision Design
Photography Dermot Kavanagh
Assistant to Director Diane O'Connor
Assistant to Designer Elisa Tamburini

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