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May the Road Rise Up


  • Playwright

    Rosemary Jenkinson 

  • Synopsis

    When Mia’s boyfriend leaves her, she falls into debt and loses her job, but she still stays cheerful throughout our recessionary times. Mia is aided and abetted by her BFF, wedding singer, Paddy, who can sniff out a party at a hundred yards and, when it comes to acting disabled in the benefits office, he makes Liam Neeson look like an amateur! Then, one day, Mia lands a new job, driving round Belfast’s busy streets, and thinks to herself surely life is on the up. Little does she know, she could be about to get closer to those streets than she ever imagined…

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    20 February 2018

  • Producer

    Produced by C21 Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

    Lyric Theatre

  • Venue Notes

    Performed in the Naughton Studio. 

Original Cast  
Mia Christine Clare
Production Team  
Producer Tom Finlay
PR & Marketing Naked PR
Assistant Stage Manager Rebecca Brown
Deputy Stage Manager Sophie Thompson
AV Design Sinead ODonnell Casey
Sound Designer Halfbap Studios
Lighting Designer James C. McFetridge
Set & Costume Designer Sinead ODonnell Casey
Production Manager Aaron Cathcart
Movement Director Gary Rowntree
Director Stephen Kelly (2)
Image Designer . Dfined
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Rosemary Jenkinson

  • Address

    c/o Lyric Theatre
    55 Ridgeway Street
    Belfast BT9 5FB
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    +44 (0)2890385685

Source Of Information

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