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Planet Belfast


  • Playwright

    Rosemary Jenkinson 

  • Setting

    Belfast, 2010s

  • Synopsis

    Alice, Stormont’s only Green Party MLA, is campaigning to stop GM crops being introduced to Northern Ireland. At home, she hopes a new baby will save her marriage. Her husband, Martin, is a historian working on the testimonies of victims of the Troubles. An old, mutual friend of the couple, Claire, appears in a femme fatale role that brings personal and professional tensions to the surface.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Danny Conor Grimes
Alice Abigail McGibbon
Claire Tara Lynne O'Neill
Martin Paul Kennedy
Production Team  
Director Michael Duke
Sound Designer Andrew Stanford
Production Manager Jacqueline O'Hagan
Stage Manager Andrew Stanford
Dramaturg Hanna Slattne
Set Build Stevie Bamford
Photography Neil Harrison
Outreach Director Ciaran McQuillan
Video Designer Conan McIvor

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Contemporary Irish Plays: Freefall; Forgotten; Drum Belly; Planet Belfast; Desolate Heaven; The Boys of Foley Street

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  • Address

    Head Office, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London SW1V 1EJ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Rosemary Jenkinson

  • Address

    c/o Lyric Theatre
    55 Ridgeway Street
    Belfast BT9 5FB
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    +44 (0)2890385685

Source Of Information

The information here comes from the theatre company, the production programme and press clippings.