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Flat in Ringsend

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Jim Culleton 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Maeve Binchy 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted by Jim Culleton from the original short story by Maeve Binchy.

  • Setting

    Dublin in the 1970s

  • Synopsis

    Jo leaves county Clare for a job in a post office in Dublin, and moves into a flat in Ringsend. She meets an interesting array of nuns and nurses, drunks and punks, along with gardaí, gatecrashers and kidnappers.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    11

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    06 September 1993

  • Production Notes

    Flat in Ringsend was subsequently restaged alongside Tottenham Court Road and Excitement (both listed separately) as part of 'Trouble Hearts: Three Stories by Maeve Binchy'.

  • Producer

    Produced by Project Arts Centre

  • Original Venue

    Bewley's Café Theatre

Original Cast  
Sean Clodagh O'Donoghue
Maureen Clodagh O'Donoghue
Christy Clodagh O'Donoghue
Boy at party Clodagh O'Donoghue
Jacinta Clodagh O'Donoghue
Foxrock Girl Clodagh O'Donoghue
Woman in Pub Clodagh O'Donoghue
Pauline Clodagh O'Donoghue
Ticket Man Clodagh O'Donoghue
Shane Catherine Walsh (1)
Gerry Catherine Walsh (1)
Nessa Catherine Walsh (1)
Woman in Pub Catherine Walsh (1)
Nun Catherine Walsh (1)
Phyllis Catherine Walsh (1)
Jo Fionnuala Murphy
Production Team  
Director Jim Culleton
Set Designer Marcus Collier
Producer Fiach Mac Conghail
Costume Designer Leonore McDonagh
General Manager Tom Coghlan
Production Manager Marcus Collier
Stage Manager Marcus MacConghail
PR Madeline Boughton

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Fishamble: The New Play Company

  • Address

    3 Great Denmark Street,
    Dublin 1
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 670 4018

  • Email

    info@fishamble.com

  • Website

    www.fishamble.com

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Fishamble: The New Play Company

  • Address

    3 Great Denmark Street,
    Dublin 1
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 670 4018

  • Email

    info@fishamble.com

  • Website

    www.fishamble.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme, promotional flyer and press release.