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My Son My Son


  • Playwright

    Veronica Dyas 

  • Author Notes

    Inspired by Bertolt Brecht's The Mother.

  • Setting

    The Liberties, Dublin

  • Synopsis

    THE MOTHER has one son, hence the title. From The Liberties, her best friend, Mary, is married but childless, The MOTHER’s never been married, she’s against it really. This won’t pass the Bechdel Test, that’s deliberate. There’s a lot of drama, that’s not what’s really important but it will be used to get at what is. Class, it’s a real thing. Still.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    24 May 2018

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Project Arts Centre

  • Venue Notes

    Performed in the Cube. 

Original Cast  
The Mother [Our The Mother, not Brecht's] Lauren Larkin
Six Characters in Search of an Arc [Hairdresser/ Tourist (English)/ Catwoman/ Dealer/ Social Worker (The Lady from Rathmines)/ The Mother's Mother] Amy Conroy
Mary Ericka Roe
The Creator of Music on Stage "The Band" Leah Moore
The Commentator of Lived Experience "The Sociologist" Veronica Dyas
Production Team  
Director Veronica Dyas
Photographer Louis Haugh
Graphic Design Stina Sandström (Bureau Bonanza)
Workshop Facilitator Ciara O'Sullivan(2)
Code of Conduct Liaison Officer Betty Duffy
Yoga Teacher Máirín O'Grady
Hairdresser Performance Consultant Raymond Keane
Feldenkrais Session Chrissie Poulter
Live Sketch Artist in Rehearsals Katri Sarah McGrath
Voice Over Pat McGrath
Voice Over Carl Kennedy
Voice Over Sean Miller
PR & Marketing Carla Rogers
Assistant Stage Manager Sarah Purcell
Chief LX Tomas Rola
Associate Artist Lauren Larkin
Associate Artist Amy Conroy
Dramaturg Amy Conroy
Musician Leah Moore
Set & Lighting Designer Ciaran O'Melia
Associate Artist Ciaran O'Melia
Composer & Musical Director Sean Miller
Sound Designer Carl Kennedy
Costume Designer Sarah Foley
Production Manager Sean Dennehy
Stage Manager Fiona Keller
Set Construction Make & Share
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Veronica Dyas

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)85 1408690

  • Email


Source Of Information

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