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The Prophet of Monto


  • Playwright

    John Paul Murphy 

  • Setting

    Contemporary Dublin (2010)

  • Synopsis

    Liam and Zoe are madly in love. Well, one of them is. The other is up to all kinds of messing. When sometime clairvoyant Zoe is supposed to be abroad, however, an eerily similar lady is seen zooming around Dublin on the back of a motorcycle making illicit cash withdrawals. Discovering the deception, Liam’s twin brother Larry plans an unusual revenge. Zoe, however, has one more trick up her sleeve...

    A ménage à trois between twin brothers (same mother, different fathers...) and a clairvoyant chemist's assistant leads to a highly unusual love story.


  • Play Type

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Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    29 November 2011

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Georgeanne Aldrich Heller and John O'Brien in association with axis, Ballymun.

  • Producer

    In association with axis: Ballymun

  • Original Venue

    axis: Ballymun

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    'The Prophet Of Monto' was first produced by Solas Nua as part of the 2010 First Irish Fesival in New York, where it was nominated in the Best Play category. The information listed here refers to the play's Irish premiere.

Original Cast  
Performer Mick Mellamphy
Performer Laoisa Sexton
Production Team  
Director Des Kennedy
Lighting Designer Colm McNally
Co-Producer John O'Brien (1)
Co-Producer Georganne Aldrich Heller
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    John Paul Murphy

  • Address

    16 Terrace Place
    Bella Street
    Dublin 1
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from press cuttings and from the Axis theatre website.