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  • Playwright

    Bairbre Guilfoyle 

  • Synopsis

    Cornerstones follows the lives of Ciara, Jonno, Derry and Mary, four teenagers, homeless in Dublin, living in a derelict building in the city centre. Being homeless isn’t all bad for Jonno Sheehan once he meets Ciara and is invited back to ‘the gaff’. Sex, drugs, drink – what more could a young fellah want? And with the odd bit of knocked-off clobber, Ciara’s dreams of winning The X Factor and living like a star – life on the street is more than bearable. That is until fellow gaff-dweller and wannabe crime-lord Derry decides to build an empire. With everything spinning out of control around him, Jonno just wants to go home.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    07 April 2014

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Runcible Spoon Theatre Company.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Smock Alley Theatre

  • Venue Notes

    Performed in the Boys' School space.

Original Cast  
Derry Rex Ryan
Mandy Cara Christie
Jonno Ruairí Heading
Ciara Kate Gilmore
Production Team  
Director Clare Maguire
Lighting Designer Ilo Tarrant
Costume Designer Helen Connolly
Movement Director Kitty Randle
Music by DJDara with Breaker and Silent Killer
Production Manager Ed Murphy
Assistant Stage Manager Lillie Rosenberg
Assistant Stage Manager Sinead Keegan
Assistant Stage Manager Kathleen Chambers
Assistant Stage Manager Wendy Verbruggen
Assistant Stage Manager Charlene Burton
Assistant Stage Manager Seamus Quinn
Assistant Stage Manager Conor Murray
Assistant Stage Manager Michael Kelly (4)
Graphic Design Cassbinder Design
Production Photography Kasia Kaminska
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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.