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The Shopper and the Boy


  • Playwright

    Dave Duggan 

  • Setting

    The run-up the annual Apprentice Boy March in Derry

  • Synopsis

    'The Shopper and the Boy' tells the stories of two individuals on the day of The Apprentice Boys March on August 12th. An Apprentice Boy gets ready for the march. A shopper searches the city for a school uniform. They live on different sides of the river. The play deals with the complex question of cultural and political conflict.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    20 June 1996

  • Producer

    Produced by Sole Purpose Productions

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at the Foyle Arts Centre, Derry.

Original Cast  
Shopper Patricia Byrne
Boy Darren Greer
Production Team  
Director Dave Duggan
Designer Jan Vaclav Caspers

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Plays in a Peace Process

  • Year


  • Published By

    Publisher not found

  • Address


  • ISBN


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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Dave Duggan

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published script.