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  • Playwright

    Sarah Jane Shiels  Jack Cawley  Sophie Motley  Shane O'Reilly 

  • Author Notes

    Developed in association with the company.

  • Notes

    Performed in a combination of spoken text and ISL (Irish Sign Language).

  • Synopsis

    Shane’s parents are deaf.

    He grew up in a house with doorbell lights and subtitles on the TV. A house where to be heard, you had to be seen. Follow him to a place where languages collide. Where the lights are so bright you can’t see to speak. Where sound is just a feeling and signs are all around. Close your ears, cover your eyes.

  • Play Type

    Physical/Devised Theatre

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    12 September 2011

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Willfredd Theatre Company as part of the 2011 ABSOLUT Fringe, Dublin Fringe Festival. 'Follow' was developed as part of Project Brand New and supported by CREATE, Dublin City Council, The Arts Council and Rough Magic Hub.

  • Producer

    Produced by WillFredd

  • Original Venue

    The Lir

Original Cast  
Performer Shane O'Reilly
Production Team  
Director Sophie Motley
Designer Sarah Jane Shiels
Producer Hannah Mullan
Composer Jack Cawley
Artistic Advisor Gavin Quinn
Venue Manager Aidan Wallace
Production Manager Miriam Duffy
Technical Manager Barry O'Brien
Stage Manager Andrea Laurent
Crew Adrian Mullan
Crew Anouk Thole
PR Gerry Lundberg
Sign Language Interpreter Sarah Jane Moloney
Captioning Ruth McCreery
Captioning Paula Redmond

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

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