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The Water Orchard


  • Playwright

    Eoghan Quinn 

  • Synopsis

    The Water Orchard hasn’t produced a decent batch of water since the ‘78 Vintage. Ah, the ‘78 Vintage! Now that was water. But these days the whole Estate is an ugly, barren mess. It’s finally time for a new generation to take over. It’s gonna be gutted, cleaned up, and there’ll be a profit turned, by god. But the owner, Old Madeleine, just happens to have disappeared. She is woken up with a jolt in an unsettling and unfamiliar space. There’s a sentient projector asking her a lot of questions, and it seems to know a little too much about her life… Can her Estate, full of fools, liars, hammy actors, and narcissists work together to find her? And what exactly is it they will find if they do…?

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Performer Peter Corboy
Performer John Doran
Performer Rachel Gleeson
Performer Breffni Holahan
Production Team  
Co-Director Eoghan Quinn
Co-Director Dan Colley
Dramaturg Jack Gleeson
Voice of Maddy Eleanor Methven
Set & Costume Designer Sarah Bacon
Set & Costume Assistant Anna Fagan
Lighting Designer Sinead Wallace
Chief LX Simon Bourke
AV Designer Jack Phelan
AV Assistant Erin Hermosa
AV Assistant John Gunning
Music & Sound Designer Cameron Macaulay
Music & Sound Designer Kevin Gleeson
Stage Manager Evie McGuinness
Assistant Stage Manager Sara Gannon
Production Manager Eoin Kilkenny
Graphic Design Sarah Moloney
Publicity Sabrina Sheehan
Producer Kate Ferris
Producer Matthew Smyth

Unpublished Scripts

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Source Of Information

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