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The Boys


  • Playwright

    Gerard Humphreys 

  • Setting

    The play is set in a field on the outskirts of any town or city in Ireland, a Holding Cell in a Garda Station, an Industrial School and a Prison.

  • Synopsis

    Michael Connors is desperately trying to find his place within his extended family. He becomes caught up in a family feud with devastating consequences as his life spirals out of control ably assisted by the social services, justice and prison system.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling occurs

Original Production

Original Cast  
Don Seamus Moran
Martin Patrick Cusack (2)
Michael Barry Morgan
Julia Kate Gilmore
Anthony Conall Keating
Aoife Roisín O'Neill
Father Tom Paschal Scott
Solicitor Padraig Murray
Leslie David O'Meara
Pat Michael Collins (2)
Prison Warden Patrick Cusack (2)
Production Team  
Director Patrick Joseph Byrnes
Set Designer Robert Ballagh
Lighting Designer Cathy O'Carroll
Costumes Jessica Dunne
Sound Shane Fitzmaurice
Musical Director Oisín Ó h'Aonghusa
Musician Donnacha Keegan
Musician Patrick Cusack (2)
Musician Ciara McElholm
Singer Jessica Dunne
Stage Manager Romi Cruanas
Deputy Stage Manager Eva Walsh
Dramaturg Patrick Joseph Byrnes
Dramaturg Seán McCarthy
Scenic Artist Fionn McShane
Make-Up Jessica Dunne

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Gearóid Mac Unfraidh

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

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