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  • Playwright

    David Fennelly 

  • Setting

    A dingy flat in present day Dublin (2013).

  • Notes

    Originally presented as a work in progress as part of the Collaborations festival 2013.

    Supported by Fishamble's New Play Clinic.

  • Synopsis

    Set in a dingy flat in present-day Dublin, a smell of mouldy bread and crusty clothes wafts its way through the nose of poor Larry's inner thoughts. Desperately passive, Larry unintentionally shines a scorching and painful spotlight on the modern-day 'typical Irish Man', this sorely resonates with our famous and historic Irish male psyche. Greeting his dole officer, Eldridge, in his dressing gown - he is unemployed, heartbroken and hung-over. In truth, he is paralysed by our national pastime and excuse for everything - drink.

    With the exception of his drinking buddies, he is friendless. Today he sees his world collapsing around him through the fresh eyes of Eldridge, the first person to actually listen to him, and is faced with the reality that everything is not 'grand' and if he does want things to work out he needs to wake up and take life by the balls.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    03 December 2013

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Lisa Fox.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Smock Alley Theatre

Original Cast  
Eldridge John Doran
Larry David Fennelly
Production Team  
Director John Morton
Set Designer Donncha O'Dea
Producer Lisa Fox
Lighting Ilo Tarrant
Stage Manager Meg Grehan
Assistant Stage Manager Michelle Barry
Production Assistant Cain Lynch

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    David Fennelly

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

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