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The Blanch


  • Playwright

    Ciarán Taylor 

  • Author Notes

    Devised by Ciarán Taylor in collaboration with the company.
  • Setting

    Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, the present day.

  • Synopsis

    Outsize Orlagh is after a designer fit and Enda is shopping for the latest thing, while Jacintha and Dijon shop for free. Security has his eye on everyone, but the economy is crumbling, credit cards are crunching and everyone’s going out of control. A band of Bouffons (outcast clowns from god-knows-where) take over the theatre to present a phantasmagorical escalator ride through the contemporary suburban shopping experience.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    19 November 2008

  • Production Notes

    Commissioned by Fingal County Council under the Per Cent for Art scheme.
  • Producer

    Produced by Carpet Theatre

  • Original Venue


Original Cast  
Performer Amy Conroy
Performer Bryan Burroughs
Performer Jack Cawley
Performer Jaimie Carswell
Performer Kim Porcelli
Production Team  
Director Ciarán Taylor
Lighting Jack Cawley
Costumes Miriam Duffy
Stage Manager Hannah Crouch
Graphic Design Jerry O'Dwyer
Photography Emma Haugh

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Carpet Theatre

  • Address

    11 Russell Avenue East
    East Wall, Dublin 3
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 874 8977

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

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