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Be Infants in Evil


  • Playwright

    Brian Martin 

  • Setting

    Dublin. The sacristy of a church in Churchtown. Present Day (2014).

  • Notes

    Be Infants in Evil was first presented as a rehearsed reading at Galway Arts Festival 2013 as part of the Druid Debuts Series.

  • Synopsis

    Father Patrick is newly appointed to a parish in Dublin, and he needs to be alone. But two of his parishoners have other ideas. Noleen, a blind widow who knows more than she lets on, wants him to hear her confession. Jacinta, an unmarried mother and recent convert to Islam, needs proof that she has left the church. And then Henry arrives - twelve years old and on a quest of his own. Will Father Patrick ever find peace?

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Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    15 July 2014

  • Production Notes

    Premiered during the 2014 Galway International Arts Festival.
  • Producer

    Produced by Druid

  • Original Venue

    The Mick Lally Theatre

Original Cast  
Noeline Marion O'Dwyer
Priest Marty Rea
Jacinta Roxanna Nic Liam
Henry Bailey Hayden
Production Team  
Director Oonagh Murphy
Lighting Stephen Dodd
Production Manager Barry O'Brien
Deputy Stage Manager Clare Howe
Assistant Stage Manager Sophie Flynn
Company Stage Manager Paula Tierney
Set & Costume Designer Alyson Cummins
Technician Frank Commins
Dramaturg Thomas Conway
Wardrobe Supervisor Doreen McKenna (1)
Publicist Kate Bowe (Bowe Communications)
Graphic Design Bite! Associates
Chief LX Shannon Light
Carpenter Gus Dewar

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Be Infants in Evil

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  • Published By

    Samuel French Ltd

  • Address

    52 Fitzroy St
    London W1T 5JR

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7387 9373

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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type


  • Contact

    Curtis Brown Group

  • Address

    Haymarket House, 28-29 Haymarket Street
    SW1Y 4SP

  • Phone

    +44 (0) 20 7393 4400

  • Email


  • Website


  • Territory

    Ireland and Great Britain

  • Rights Type


  • Contact

    Samuel French Ltd

  • Address

    24 - 32 Stephenson Way
    London NW1 2HD

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7255 4302

  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.