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  • Playwright

    Elizabeth Moynihan 

  • Synopsis

    Loosely inspired by the McKinnon case, where a mother fought for 10 years to prevent her autistic son from being extradited to the USA for breaking into military sites on his computer, Quicksand delves into difficult questions about the media and its relationship to the justice system, through the story of a family faced with near-impossible odds. 

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    11 June 2019

  • Production Notes

    Co-produced by Idir Mná and The New Theatre.

  • Producer

    Co-produced by The New Theatre

  • Original Venue

    The New Theatre

Original Cast  
Joy Donna Dent
Joe Rex Ryan
Production Team  
Director Emily Foran
Video Yasco Prnjavorac
Video Ronan O'Leary
Photography & Graphic Design Dominic Barnes
Publicity Olivia Monahan
Stage Manager Laura O'Reardon
Stage Manager Shannon Cowan
Dramaturg Pamela McQueen
Lighting & Sound Designer Bill Woodland
Set & Costume Designer Lisa Krugel
Producer Yvonne Ussher

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Elizabeth Moynihan

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

Source Of Information

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