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  • Playwright

    Deirdre Kinahan 

  • Setting

    September 1920

  • Notes

    Premiered online during the Covid-19 pandemic which placed restrictions on live performance.

    was live-streamed on YouTube and Fishamble.com on 11th October 2021. The recording was made available to ticket-holders until the 25th October.

  • Synopsis

    During the War of Independence, dockers and railwaymen refused to transport any armed troops, or to handle any weapons arriving from Britain. Embargo is the tale of a politically motivated industrial action, in which three characters deal with a pivotal moment during the Irish war of independence.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    11 October 2020

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Fishamble: The New Play Company in association with Iarnród Éireann and Dublin Port Company as part of Dublin Theatre Festival.

  • Producer

    Produced by Fishamble: The New Play Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Performed in the Pumphouse Building in Dublin Port. 

Original Cast  
Performer Callan Cummins
Performer Matthew Malone
Performer Mary Murray
Production Team  
Director Maisie Lee
Lighting Crew Suzie Cummins
Lighting Crew Cillian McNamara
Sound Operator James Blake(2)
Stage Crew Vincent Doherty
Stage Crew Hugh Roberts
Stage Crew Damien Woods
Set Construction Ger Clancy
Scenic Artist Eugenia Genunchi
Production Support Production Services Ireland
Production Support One Louder Sound .
Press/Publicity O'Doherty Communications
Graphic Design Publicis Dublin
Publicity Photography Mattieu Chardon
Production Photography Anthony Woods
Chief LX Gary Maguire
Dialect Coach Gavin O'Donoghue
Wardrobe Supervisor Cathy Connell
Producer Eva Scanlan
Lighting Designer Zia Bergin-Holly
Set Designer Zia Bergin-Holly
Music & Sound Designer Denis Clohessy
Costume Designer Catherine Fay
Hair & Make-Up Val Sherlock
Artistic Director Jim Culleton
Dramaturg Gavin Kostick
Covid Officer Ronan Carey
Production Co-ordinator Ronan Carey
Marketing Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan
Production Manager Eoin Kilkenny
Stage Manager Stephanie Ryan
Assistant Stage Manager Sarah Purcell
Filmed by Media Coop

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the Fishamble company website.