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  • Playwright

    Mairéad Folan 

  • Synopsis

    A tale of survival, adventure and friendship that follows Luke – who is not in fact human, but a 30-year-old walking frame – and his sidekick Mairéad. Together they negotiate the perils of the Irish education system, the dance floor, love, and loss. Luke has always been a guy Mairéad could lean on but can their unique bond survive the ultimate challenge? A comic and moving play that asks tough questions about society, and how we perceive ourselves and others.

  • Play Type

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In the original production, the voice of Luke was performed live onstage.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Luke Barry Hopkins
Mairéad Mairéad Folan
Various Roles Barry Hopkins
Various Roles Mairéad Folan
Production Team  
Director Diarmuid de Faoite
Lighting Designer Blú Hanley
Lighting Operator Blú Hanley
Sound Designer Peter Mannion
Graffiti Artist Finbar McHugh
Production Manager Fintan Sweeney
Sound Operator Fintan Sweeney
Lighting Technician Stephen Cunniffe
Set Construction Peadar Ó Cualáin
Dramaturg Little John Nee
Poster Image EmJCamera
Poster and Programme Design Mary Lillis
Captioning Michael Poynor
Videographer Staunton Media

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mairéad Folan

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

Source Of Information

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