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Waiting for IKEA


  • Playwright

    Georgina McKevitt  Jacinta Sheerin 

  • Synopsis

    Chrissie and Jade spend their days waiting; waiting for the postman, waiting for the kettle to boil and waiting for Coronation Street. They won't shop in Argos 'cos we're waiting for IKEA'. Set in the heart of 'new' Dublin, where night wear is day wear and bitching is everywhere. Pimlico flats is akin to 'Cheers', everybody knows your name, your business, your record and what you’re having for dinner. Nothing much changes in Pimlico, each day begins and ends the same; it's what happens in between that keeps the neighbours interested. The only current affairs these girls are concerned with is whether Mrs Dignam is having it off with Gunner Eye Gilby. The Celtic tiger has been and gone and they never even stroked it. 'Recession? Is dat a new fragrance by Calvin Klein?’

  • Play Type

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Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    18 September 2007

  • Production Notes

    This play was first performed during the Dublin Fringe Festival 2007.
  • Producer

    Produced by Wicked Angels

  • Original Venue

    Bewley's Café Theatre

Original Cast  
DJ Ringo Emmet Kirwan
Jade Green Georgina McKevitt
Chrissie Ryan Jacinta Sheerin
Dean Ryan Luke Mc Kevitt
Production Team  
Director Alan King
Set Designer Alan King
Lighting Designer Moyra Darcy
Sound David Gillespie
Choreographer Kevin Murphy (2)
Produced by Derry Cosgrave
Stage Manager Melissa Carton McKevitt
Lighting Operator Alice Toner
Sound Operator Paul Dowling
Set Construction Daniel Nelson
Camera Operator Peter Kelly
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