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Radio Rosario


  • Playwright

    Little John Nee 

  • Setting

    Galway city, in the very near future.

  • Synopsis

    Valve Hegarty sings audio jingles to pay the rent; a drudgery that weighs heavily on him. He has a hankering for something of substance and is drawn to the beauty of 20th-century valve radios. A chance meeting in Clifden leads him to the site of the Marconi Station where a soundscape of ghostly broadcasts begins. Meanwhile, Rosario is… well, Rosario is Rosario. 

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    04 September 2017

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Neasa O'Callaghan.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    The Mick Lally Theatre

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    The original production was subsequently staged at axis: Ballymun as part of the 2017 Dublin Theatre Festival.

Original Cast  
Valve Hegarty Little John Nee
Production Team  
Director Laura Sheeran
Director Little John Nee
Set & Costume Designer Triona Lillis
Lighting Designer Sarah Jane Shiels
Music & Sound Designer Laura Sheeran
Music & Sound Designer Little John Nee
Music & Sound Designer Tommy McLaughlin
Video Art Laura Sheeran
Consultant Director Raymond Keane
Producer Neasa O'Callaghan
Production Manager Mick O'Halloran
Stage Manager Jane Talbot (1)
Technician Michael Foley
Scenic Artist Dymphna Tate
Set Construction Gavin Morgan
Set Construction Tony Read
Costume Maker Ilaria Pellizzaro
Voice Over - Nesren
Voice Over Margaret Hogan
Voice Over Rod Goodall
Musician Laura Sheeran
Musician Little John Nee
Musician Jackie Fletcher
Musician Anne-Marie Deacy
Musician Philip Lindey
Musician Tommy McLaughlin
Additional Recording Anne-Marie Deacy
Additional Recording Philip Lindey
Transport Mark Byrne (1)
Publicity Stephanie Dickenson
Publicity Photography Colm Hogan

Unpublished Scripts

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Source Of Information

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