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The Spider's House


  • Playwright

    Roderick Ford 

  • Notes

    Created with support from the Arts and Disability Ireland and Project Arts Centre's REALISE Award. 

  • Synopsis

    A haunted love story exploring the limits of our compassion and the heart's darkness. Set in a zone at the margins of the monstrous and the human this gothic romance asks what relationships are permissable and who should be denied love. Will Paulsa and Issy make it to the midnight train in time to escape the labyrinthine city? Or will the bright future that they yearn for be overwhelmed by the dark forces stacked against them? In this flight of maddness not everything is what it seems. 

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    29 February 2020

  • Production Notes

    Co-produced by Arts & Disability Ireland and Project Arts Centre.

  • Producer

    Co-produced by Project Arts Centre

  • Original Venue

    Project Arts Centre

  • Venue Notes

    Performed in the Cube. 

Original Cast  
Paulsa Lloyd Cooney
Issy Genevieve Hulme-Beaman
Silias Ronan Leahy
Voice in the Wardrobe Jody O'Neill
Production Team  
Director Maisie Lee
Stage Manager Lisa Barry
Production Manager Sean Dennehy
Movement Director Sue Mythen
Dramaturg Pamela McQueen
Sound Designer Carl Kennedy
Lighting Designer Stephen Dodd
Costume Designer Deirdre Dwyer
Set Designer Deirdre Dwyer
Producer Rachel Bergin
Assistant Stage Manager Zoe Reynolds
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The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme.