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I Shall Wear Purple


  • Playwright

    Rosemary Jenkinson 

  • Synopsis

    Malinderry Care Home 2019 – Olivia suffers from ‘age rage’ and is fighting to leave; Thomas, who runs art therapy classes, is fighting to stay. Olivia learns how to paint the town red (or purple!) but for how long can they both challenge the authorities?

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Olivia Stella McCusker
Thomas Patrick McBrearty
Production Team  
Producer Tom Rowntree-Finlay
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Deputy Stage Manager Aaron Cathcart
Sound Designer Halfbap Studios
Lighting Designer James C. McFetridge
Set & Costume Designer Charlotte Bosanquet
Production Manager Dean McHugh
Movement Director Eileen McClory
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.