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Our Island


  • Playwright

    Barry McStay 

  • Notes

    Our Island was workshopped at the Abbey Theatre in 2014, having previously reached the 3rd round of the Soho Theatre's Verity Bargate Award in 2013.

  • Synopsis

    Jack is stressed. It's Christmas in his new London home. An old pal is bringing her overbearing boyfriend to visit. And his Irish Catholic parents are about to meet his own boyfriend for the first time. Memories and tensions are bubbling to the surface but Jack has an escape plan. Sort of.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    08 September 2015

  • Production Notes

    Produced as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe 2015.
  • Producer

    Produced by Mirari Productions

  • Original Venue

    Project Arts Centre

  • Venue Notes

    Performed at Project Cube.

Original Cast  
Annie Bairbre NĂ­ Chaoimh
Paul Martin Maguire (2)
Charlie Siobhan Cullen
Dean Jamie O'Neill
Jack Peter Corboy
Bradley Rob Malone
Production Team  
Director Maisie Lee
Producer Jan Schneider
Lighting Designer John Crudden
Costume Assistant Abbie O'Reilly
Sound Designer Philip Stewart
Interim Production Manager Stephen Dodd
Stage Manager Liane McCarthy
Assistant Stage Manager Donna Marie Mahony
Set & Costume Designer Rebekka Duffy
Associate Director Sarah Jayne Quigley
Lighting Operator Aoife Brannigan
Scenic Artist Katie Davenport
Graphic Design Kim Willoughby
Production Photography Futoshi Sakauchi
Accent Coach Andrea Ainsworth
Show Production Manager Aidan Wallace

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Source Of Information

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