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Hostel 16


  • Playwright

    Fionnuala Gygax 

  • Synopsis

    Benjamin is getting ready for his first ever birthday party in a real house. Abigail is dreaming of a college she won't be able to go to. Sunday is roaming the corridors. Olive is remembering a home she won't return to. Jennifer is watching static on the television to pass the time. Lizy is singing lullabies to a child who won't know what freedom is. Gloria is reminding them that there's still hope. There's always hope. HOSTEL 16 is a theatrical snapshot of the Direct Provision system in Ireland.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    16 September 2016

  • Production Notes

    Hostel 16 was developed as part of Druid Theatre Company's FUEL programme 2015 and produced as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe 2016.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Smock Alley Theatre

  • Venue Notes

    Performed in the Boys' School space.

Original Cast  
Performer Fionnuala Gygax
Performer Nessa Matthews(2)
Performer Karen McCartney
Performer Aisling O'Mara
Performer Danielle Galligan
Performer Colin Campbell
Performer Katie Honan
Performer Michael-David McKernan
Performer Aidan Moriarty
Performer Megan O'Brien
Performer Laurence Falconer
Production Team  
Director Raymond Keane
Set Designer Lisa Kearns
Producer Mitzi D'Alton
Lighting Designer Bill Woodland
Costume Designer Sorcha NĂ­ Fhloinn
Sound Designer Robbie Kitt
Production Co-ordinator Lisa Kearns
Stage Manager Grainne McKnight
Production Assistant Shannon Cowan
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Source Of Information

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