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Friendly Fire


  • Playwright

    Gerard Humphreys 

  • Setting

    The play is set in the Conyngham Arms Hotel, fields of Slane, Derry and the battlefields of Flanders in the lead up to the First World War.

  • Synopsis

    Friendly Fire tells the story of Francis Ledwidge as a poet, lover and his internal conflict before he makes the decision to go to war. We learn about the two loves in his life - Shivvie and Ellie. His best friend Timmy and Lord Dunsany who funded him as a poet. He returned that gesture by joining Dunsany's regiment to fight in the the first world war.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling occurs.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Katie Geraldine McAlinden
Ledwidge Ian Meehan
Ellie Vaughey Clodagh Mooney Duggan
Shivvie Linda Teehan
Timmie Anthony Kinahan
Dunsany Anthony Kinahan
Production Team  
Director Anthony Fox
Set Designer Martin Cahill
Producer Kelsey Holmes
Lighting Designer Cathy O'Carroll
Costumes Jessica Dunne
Sound Shane Fitzmaurice
Stage Manager Christina Madden
Assistant Stage Manager Sweta Tagliabue
Graphic Design Leanne Willars
Make-Up Jessica Dunne

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    GearĂ³id Mac Unfraidh

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

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