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The Great Goat Bubble


  • Playwright

    Julian Gough 

  • Setting

    Set in 1986 in Ballinasloe Railway Station.

  • Synopsis

    A Somalian economist explains to an Irish orphan about how he manipulated a fictitious animal compensation scheme and created a vast virtual market in his country which was known as 'the great goat bubble' . He is now on the look out for new territory to try out his 'boom to bust' scheme, predicting the emergence and demise of the Celtic Tiger.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

Original Cast  
Jude Ciaran O'Brien
Dr Ibrahim Bihi Wil Johnson
Production Team  
Director Mikel Murfi
Lighting Designer Nick McCall
Producer Paul Fahy
Producer Marketa Dowling
Sound Designer Ivan Birthistle
Sound Designer Vincent Doherty
Assistant Director Aoife Connelly
Finance Director Gerry Cleary
Production Manager Des Kenny
Production Manager Adam Fitzsimons
Stage Manager Amy Burke
Assistant Stage Manager Ashley Smith
Set & Costume Designer Sabine Dargent
Dramaturg Gavin Kostick
Set Construction Anthony Cording
Scenic Artist Sandra Butler
Publicist Owen O'Sullivan
Graphic Design Hilda Reid
Production Photography Reg Gordon
Poster Photography Colm Hogan
Publicity Sinead O'Doherty
Marketing Elaine Divilly
Production Intern GrĂ¡inne Lynch (1)
Production Intern Maeve Butler
Administrator Elizabeth Duffy
Festival Chief Executive John Crumlish
Video Editor Evan Flynn
Video Editor Justin McCarthy
Digital Media Director Tracey Ferguson

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The information for this entry was taken from the company play programme, material and press reviews.