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The Night Alive


  • Playwright

    Conor McPherson 

  • Setting

    A Dublin bedsit

  • Synopsis

    Separated father Tommy rescues a prostitute, Aimee, who has been beaten up by her boyfriend, and brings her back to his bedsit. It's a chance encounter that reveals much about both of them, and brings trouble into Tommy's humdrum existence.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Doc Michael McElhatton
Maurice Jim Norton
Tommy Ciaran Hinds
Aimee Caoilfhionn Dunne
Kenneth Brian Gleeson
Production Team  
Director Conor McPherson
Designer Soutra Gilmour
Lighting Designer Neil Austin
Sound Designer Gregory Clarke
Casting Director Alastair Coomer CDG

Published Scripts

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published play script.