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The Writers' Room


  • Playwright

    Michael Shannon 

  • Setting

    A writing group

  • Synopsis

    Once a week, four very different writers meet up to read and critique their work. Kirk can't quit setting his stories in space. Mary-Terese's one-woman show is missing a good monologue. Ryan hasn't the guts to confront life on or off the page. And Beth is desperately searching for an ending. On this particular day, they arrive to find a script sitting on the table. It seems the four are characters in someone else's play, and it doesn't have a happy ending.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    17 June 2011

  • Producer

    Produced by Accidental Theatre

  • Original Venue

    Brian Friel Theatre

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Toured to the London Fringe and also performed at Grand Opera House, Belfast.

Original Cast  
Kirk Matthew Faris
Mary-Terese Aisling Groves-McKeown
Beth Katy Charlotte Campalani
Ryan Dan Leith
Production Team  
Director Richard Lavery
Lighting Jacqueline O'Hagan
Sound Designer Martin Byrne
Stage Management Intern Ciara McCafferty
Dramaturg Emily DeDakis
Designer Rachel Szmukler

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