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Dear Frankie


  • Playwright

    Niamh Gleeson 

  • Setting

    Ireland in the 1960s and 1970s.

  • Synopsis

    A celebration of the eclectic life and times of Frankie Byrne, Ireland's first radio agony aunt. The various and authentic problems written to her and heard throughout the play offer an insight into the hang-ups, concerns and sorrows of Ireland in the 1960s and '70s.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling required

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    20 September 2010

  • Production Notes

    Produced by The Five Lamps Theatre Company.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Liberty Hall

Original Cast  
Frankie Byrne Nuala Hayes
Various Donagh Deeney
Various Sarah Barragry
Production Team  
Director Niamh Gleeson
Set Designer Martin Cahill
Producer Róisín Lonergan
Lighting Designer Colm Hackett
Costumes Sandra Philips
Costumes David Houghton
Costumes BettyJean Corcoran
Sound Designer Alan Waldron
Lighting Operator Colm Hackett
Sound Operator Eoin Kilkenny
Graphic Design Martina Leonard
Photography Eddie Reddington
Photography Frank Barr

Unpublished Scripts

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was provided by the production company.