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The Union


  • Playwright

    Adrian Kavanagh 

  • Synopsis

    The Union is a dramatic retelling of the rise and fall of St. Dominic's Student Union. Five erstwhile colleagues are locked in one room knowing that one of them stole the €10,060 fundraised cash that their reputations, hopes, dreams, careers and election campaigns are hinged on. Backs will be stabbed, hearts will be broke and throats will be cut. The clock is ticking. We're going to see how united this Union really is.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    29 July 2015

  • Production Notes

    The play received a rehearsed reading as part of Devious Theatre's scratch event Little Deviations: Volume 1 in Cleere's Theatre in 2013. It subsequently received a work-in-progress showing at Fringe Fuse in Dublin in March 2015.
  • Producer

    Produced by The Devious Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First produced at Cleere's Theatre, Kilkenny.

Original Cast  
The President Kevin Mooney
The Vice President Alex Christle
The Welfare Officer Colin O'Brien
The Sports Officer Hazel Doyle
The Ents Officer Niall Morrissey
Production Team  
Director John Morton
Lighting Designer Niamh Moroney
Producer Ken McGuire
Lighting Designer Jack Power
Production Designer Kate Moylan
Technical Director Cain Lynch
Stage Manager Aidan Doheny

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Devious Theatre Company

  • Address

    2, The Maltings
    Tilbury Place
    Co. Kilkenny
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)86 406 3593

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

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