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George Bush and Children


  • Playwright

    Dick Walsh 

  • Synopsis

    Topical talkshows are spontaneous speech-acts. Kind of. Repeat them verbatim in a theatre, and you see that they are theatre. Sophisticated and very effective. But a form of theatre that Sheakespeare could never have dreamed of. Or Bertolt Brecht. This play uses transcriptions of spontaneous dialogue from topical talkshow clips found online.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    12 September 2016

  • Production Notes

    Presented by Dick Walsh Theatre as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe.
  • Producer

    In association with Pan Pan

  • Original Venue

    Project Arts Centre

  • Venue Notes

    First performed in Project's Cube space.

Original Cast  
Performer Oddie Braddell
Performer Shane Connolly
Performer Grainne Hallahan
Performer Fionnuala Flaherty
Production Team  
Director Dick Walsh
Set Designer Tom O'Brien
Producer Aoife White
Lighting Designer Eoghan Carrick
Costume Designer Miriam Donohue
Sound Designer Vincent Doherty
Assistant Director James Moran
Set Construction Cáit Corkery

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Dick Walsh

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)85 716 2605

  • Email


Source Of Information

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