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The Shitstorm


  • Playwright

    Simon Doyle 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    William Shakespeare

  • Adapted From Notes

    Adapted from The Tempest.

  • Synopsis

    Miranda’s been stuck on the island with her dad Prospero for a while now and things have been pretty bad. His threats to give up his magic have always been hollow, until now… He’s run out on her and things have gotten a whole lot worse.

    Ariel is out of a job, Caliban is dangerously bored, and Miranda is a teenage girl with no supervision. When the real storm hits she finally starts acting like one.

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  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Ariel Pom Boyd
Miranda Fionnuala Gygax
Caliban Ian Toner
Prospero Bryan Quinn
Production Team  
Director Maeve Stone
Set & Lighting Designer Zia Bergin-Holly
Costume Designer Saileóg O'Halloran
Composer Morgan Buckley
Composer Frank Sweeney
Sound Designer Paul Maguire
Assistant Director Claudia Kinahan
Dramaturg Jessica Traynor
Producer Gemma Reeves
Production Manager Tom Crowe
Production Manager Eoin Kilkenny
Stage Manager Lisa Marie Barry
Assistant Stage Manager Zoe Reynolds
Set Builder Ciarán Bonner
Publicity Photography Cáit Fahey
Rehearsal Photography John Hyland

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Simon Doyle

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

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