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Far Away From Me


  • Playwright

    Amy Conroy 

  • Author Notes

    Inspired by The Princess and the Pea.
  • Synopsis

    Kevin is a little prince… at least that’s what his mum tells him. Kevin likes the idea of this, of being a prince on a horse, a beautiful brown horse with a white splotch down his nose, and galloping across the kingdom. His kingdom. From his bedroom behind the eighth door, on the eighth floor of a tall building (one of eight in a row), Kevin can go. And he wants to go. Far away from here. So his towering imagination takes him on some high-flying adventures. But there’s a storm coming and he needs to decide what’s real and what’s not real as his fast paced fantasies land with a spectacular bump right there on his bed.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    12 February 2015

  • Producer

    Produced by The Ark

  • Original Venue

    The Ark

Original Cast  
Performer Niamh McGrath
Performer Peter Corboy
Aerial Artist Emily Aoibheann
Aerial Artist Elaine McCague
Production Team  
Rigger Conor McCague
Director Amy Conroy
Original Bed Designer Conor McCague
Producer Maria Fleming
Lighting Designer John Crudden
Sound Designer Raymond Scannell
Production Manager Mark Rooney
Assistant Production Manager Francesco Bistoni
Stage Manager Caoimhe Regan
Set & Costume Designer Maree Kearns

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact


  • Address

    c/o Irish Theatre Institute
    17, Eustace Street, Dublin 2
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


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Source Of Information

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