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Bag for Life


  • Playwright

    Colin Bateman 

  • Notes

    Commissioned as a legacy project for Derry Londonderry's 2013 UK City of Culture.

  • Synopsis

    Karen is mid-thirties, married with a young child. She has just bumped into a man in Tescos- the man who shot her brother in the face 30 years earlier. What does she do? What would you do?

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    One woman monologue with two additional actors appearing on film.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    05 April 2016

  • Production Notes

    Bag for Life received a script in hand reading at the Open House Festival in Bangor, 2015 prior to its premiere in 2016.
  • Producer

    Produced by The Playhouse

  • Original Venue

    The Playhouse

Original Cast  
Michael McAlister Gerry Doherty
Karen Julie Addy
Young Karen Roisin O'Doherty
Production Team  
Director Kieran Griffiths
Lighting and Set Designer J.P. Conaghan
Producer Kieran Griffiths
Composer Brian O'Doherty
AV Design Peter E. Davidson
AV Design Damian Quigley
Stage Manager Fiona McLaughlin

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

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