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Divisions

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Shane Connaughton 

  • Synopsis

    Divisions explores the broken marriage of Pat and Mary and their subsequent struggle to rebuild their lives. Mary attempts to get their marriage annulled by the Catholic Church, a process she discovers is long, arduous and not often fruitful. Pat goes on a spree of emotional turmoil, drink and violence. The play explores divorce, the arguments for it and the objections to it by a very conservative society.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    12

  • Cast Size Female

    6

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details. In addition to the characters listed, the part of Tara was played by two child actors: Tara Connaghton and Kate Magee

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    06 October 1981

  • Producer

    Produced by Oscar Productions

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Presented at The Oscar Theatre.

Original Cast  
Tribunal Priest Peter Caffrey
Fr. Casey Peter Caffrey
Solicitor Peter Caffrey
Dinny Peter Caffrey
Mac Johnny Murphy
Pat Murphy Paul Bennett
Barman David Carey
Policeman David Carey
Waiter David Carey
Mick Chris O'Neill
Mother Brenda Doyle
Nun Brenda Doyle
Mary Murphy Deirdre Lawless
Mary's Father Pat Daly (2)
Pat's Father Pat Daly (2)
Sally Honor Heffernan
Vocalist Honor Heffernan
Production Team  
Director Pam Brighton
Set Designer Bertram Tyrer
Lighting Designer Derry O'Shea
Stage Director Tony Collins
Stage Manager Francis McMullan
Set Construction Tommy Bassett

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Judy Daish, Judy Daish Associates Ltd

  • Address

    2 St Charles Place
    London W10 6EG
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 8964 8811

  • Website

    www.judydaish.com

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Judy Daish, Judy Daish Associates Ltd

  • Address

    2 St Charles Place
    London W10 6EG
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 8964 8811

  • Website

    www.judydaish.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was provided by the 1981 Dublin Theatre Festival programme.