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Dublin Oldschool


  • Playwright

    Emmet Kirwan 

  • Notes

    Winner of Stewart Parker Trust Major Bursary, 2014.

  • Synopsis

    Two brothers. Jason, an unemployed DJ/slacker and Daniel, an educated, homeless heroin addict. They haven't seen or spoken to each other in 3 years. Jason stumbles from one misguided misadventure to another in Dublin. One night he finds his estranged brother on the street. Over the summer they reconnect. Two lost, fractured souls, giving each other advice, but rarely taking it. Debating different views of their past, their present, their city and a dance music scene that led to Daniel's addiction and gives Jason his only creative outlet.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Notes

    Both actors play multiple characters.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    09 September 2014

  • Production Notes

    Produced during Tiger Dublin Fringe as part of the 'Show in a Bag' season in association with Tiger Dublin Fringe, Irish Theatre Institute and Fishamble: The New Play Company. Show in a Bag is an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors.
  • Producer

    Produced by Irish Theatre Institute and Dublin Fringe Festival and Fishamble: The New Play Company

  • Original Venue

    Bewley's Café Theatre

Original Cast  
Performer Emmet Kirwan
Performer Ian Lloyd Anderson
Production Team  
Director Phillip McMahon
Music by Sean Cooley
Dramaturg Gavin Kostick

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Dublin Oldschool

  • Year


  • Published By

    Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

  • Address

    50 Bedford Square
    WC1B 3DP

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7631 5600

  • Website


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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Emmet Kirwan

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

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