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The Flamboyant Bird


  • Playwright

    Damian Kearney 

  • Setting

    Cork, the late 1970s up until the early 1990s.

  • Synopsis

    Cork’s so hot the air was bent. Terry’s still dropping from the heat. Dropping, he is. Off ladders, into rivers. Falling. For his brother’s girlfriend, Hilary Hart. No apologies though, not to brother Martin, not to Hilary Hart and definitely not to his best friend Squelch. Squelch keeps gaffer tape and garden hose in the boot of his car, and Terry’s got the key…

  • Play Type

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Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    14 September 2011

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Damian Kearney

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Smock Alley Theatre

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Winner of the Fishamble New Writing Award at the 2011 ABSOLUT Fringe, Dublin Fringe Festival

Original Cast  
Notboddy Helen Norton
Terry Coughlan Damian Kearney
Production Team  
Director Charlie Bonner
Lighting Designer Eoin Lennon
Sound Ivan Birthistle
Produced by Joanne Crawford
Graphic Design Simon Bailie
Publicity Photography Ros Kavanagh

Unpublished Scripts

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Source Of Information

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