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This Beach


  • Playwright

    Feidlim Cannon  Gary Keegan 

  • Notes

    The original production was performed in English with German surtitles.

  • Synopsis

    A private beach inhabited by a family; a European family. They are the owners of the beach. The beach has been 'in their family' for generations. The family celebrate a wedding, a union between two sides; each of whom can offer something to the other. Security, prosperity, progeny. During the wedding celebration a stranger arrives on the shore of their beach. The family must decide how to deal with this stranger.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    17 February 2016

  • Production Notes

    Produced as part of EUROPOLY, a European project for theatre and film by the Goethe-Institut in cooperation with Münchner Kammerspiele, Onassis Cultural-Centre Athens, Sirenos – Vilnius International Theatre Festival, Teatro Maria Matos Lisbon and Tiger Dublin Fringe.

  • Producer

    Produced by Brokentalkers

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First produced at the Münchner Kammerspiele.

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    The Irish premiere took place at Project Arts Centre on 11th September 2016 as part of the Tiger Dublin Fringe festival.

Original Cast  
Performer Pom Boyd
Performer Dagmara Jerzak
Performer Carl Harrison
Performer Ankur Bahl
Performer Neimhin Robinson
Performer Daniel Reardon
Production Team  
Director Feidlim Cannon
Director Gary Keegan
Movement Director Eddie Kay
Dramaturg Bjarni Johnsson
Set & Costume Designer Sabine Dargent
Production Manager Marcus Costello
Stage Manager Fiona Keller
Assistant Stage Manager Cáit Corkery
The Wall Darach Ó Ruairc
Lighting Designer William Gruger
Lighting Designer Sarah Jane Shiels
Sound Designer Christine Soring
Translator Karen Witthuhn
Translator Yvonne Griesel
Sound Designer Jack Cawley

Unpublished Scripts

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Source Of Information

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