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When Irish Hearts Are Praying


  • Playwright

    Aoife Crehan 

  • Setting

    Contemporary Ireland (2011)

  • Synopsis

    When Irish Hearts Are Praying concerns a fateful evening at the home of Rob and Aisling.The couple's unhappy home life is shattered by the arrival of Mary, the wife of Aisling’s illicit lover...

    A play about lives in a country on the brink of change, faith and where we find the ground when the ground keeps moving.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    20 September 2011

  • Production Notes

    Staged by Mirari Productions in association with Alive-O Productions. First performed as part of the 2011 Dublin Fringe Festival.

  • Producer

    Produced by Mirari Productions

  • Original Venue

    Smock Alley Theatre

Original Cast  
Aisling Sarah Jayne Quigley
Rob Steve Cash
Mary Hannah James
Production Team  
Director Maisie Lee
Director Aoife Crehan
Designer Stephen Dodd
Producer Camille Donegan
Costume Designer Eimear Farrell
Sound Designer Vincent Doherty
Sound Designer Ivan Birthistle
Stage Manager Ciara Nolan
Assistant Stage Manager Claire Dooley
Production Assistant Jessica Irwan
Set Construction Colm Colleran
Marketing Kim Willoughby

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

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