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Snake Eaters


  • Playwright

    Stewart Roche 

  • Notes

    Commissioned by The New Theatre.

  • Synopsis

    Returning to Nebraska from a tour of Afghanistan, Hillis, a US Marine, tries to settle back into normal life as a civilian in a town he barely recognizes, and to reconnect with his father and friends. A chance meeting with the spirited Ashley, starts him on the road to recovery. But as Ashley has dangerous baggage all of her own, it is only a matter of time before Hillis is forced to confront his past and all the demons that lurk there.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Hillis Patrick O'Donnell
Don Pat Nolan (3)
Ashley Lesley Conroy
Austen John Morton
Glock Niall Bruton
Kruger/Joey Cillian Roche
Production Team  
Director Caroline FitzGerald
Set Designer Martin Cahill
Lighting Designer Cathy O'Carroll
Producer Anthony Fox
Costume Designer Liz Tierney
Sound Designer David Gillespie
Fight Choreographer Bryan Burroughs
Stage Manager Cein Sookram
PR Insight Consultants
Poster Designer Leanne Willars
Script Advisor James H. Murphy
Digital Media Marketing John O'Brien (1)
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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.