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Luca and the Sunshine


  • Playwright

    Nick Lee 

  • Synopsis

    If only it would stop raining. Maybe then Luca’s strange, dark world would make a little more sense. So one night Luca says a prayer, the consequences of which could prove to be devastating and irrevocable...

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Notes

    The original production also featured live cello music from Lioba Petrie.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    14 September 2011

  • Production Notes

    Produced by donjuandemonaghan

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Smock Alley Theatre

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    'Luca and the Sunshine' was developed as part of Project Brand New at the Project Arts Centre in 2008, and had a staged reading at the Peacock Theatre in 2009. The information listed here refers to the play's stage premiere as part of the 2011 ABSOLUT Fringe, Dublin Fringe Festival.

Original Cast  
Luca John Cronin
Production Team  
Director Matt Torney
Producer Lara Hickey
Music written and performed by Lioba Petrie
Assistant Producer Emma O'Sullivan
Stage Manager Sinéad Mawe
Lighting Technician Dan Egan
Graphic Design James Tuomey
Designer Ciaran Bagnall

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Lisa Richards Agency

  • Address

    108 Upper Leeson Street
    Dublin 4
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 637 5000

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

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