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The Quiet Land


  • Playwright

    Malachy McKenna 

  • Notes

    Adapted from the original radio play which won the PJ O'Connor Radio Drama Award in 2014.

  • Synopsis

    Two elderly farmers, Eamon and Nashee, meet at a gate on a remote hillside. These men are old friends, old rivals, old neighbours. They are men of heart, of humour, of hardness. Their conversation is a throwback to a gentler time, when silence was as telling as declaration and meaning was more often found between the lines than on them. But there's nothing gentle about today's conversation. In facing the bitter reality of their remote defiance, Eamon and Nashee have grown fearful and desperate. Now they are forced to confront each other with some heartbreaking truths that test their friendship to its limit. After today, will they ever again talk on this hillside?

  • Play Type

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  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

Original Cast  
Nashee Des Keogh
Eamonn Derry Power
Production Team  
Director Bairbre Ní Chaoimh
Set Designer Andrew Murray
Lighting Designer Colm Maher
Costume Designer Miriam Duffy
Sound Designer Jack Cawley
Assistant Director Rebecca Feely
Stage Manager Helena White
Graphic Design Beata Barylka
Photography Beata Barylka
Production Photography Futoshi Sakauchi

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Lorraine Brennan Management

  • Address

    Unit 22, Greenmount Industrial Estate,
    Harold's Cross
    Dublin 6
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 453 4355

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Source Of Information

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