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The Afters


  • Playwright

    Ger Gallagher 

  • Setting

    The afters at a wedding.

  • Synopsis

    When Jane Loftus found herself pregnant at the age of sixteen, her boyfriend Tommy McDaid skipped town and she never heard from him again. Now in her mid-forties, Jane has returned from London to the family farm to care for her elderly mother. When they attend a local wedding, Jane is shocked to run into Tommy. As the evening unfolds and the pair become reacquainted, both are ambushed by shocking revelations which force them to revisit the secrets and lies from the past. 

  • Play Type

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  • Cast Size Male


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Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    30 April 2019

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Dolmen Productions. 

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    The Dolmen Theatre

Original Cast  
Mrs Loftus Geraldine Plunkett
Tommy McDaid Seamus Moran
Jane Loftus Rachel Dowling
Production Team  
Director Caroline FitzGerald
Stage Manager Michelle Barry
Technician Michelle Barry
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Ger Gallagher

  • Address

    Winfield, Brennanstown Rd
    Dublin 18
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)87 2071184

  • Email


Source Of Information

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