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Down the Line

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Paul Mercier 

  • Setting

    Dublin in the 1980's.

  • Synopsis

    Down the Line is a story of suburban family life. Dubliners Eve and James Walsh have reared four children - almost. They have a son who took off to London, a daughter who can't go any further than the front gates without feeling homesick, a younger son orbiting the planet and a younger daughter who is the family's last great hope.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    6

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Maeve Walsh Eunice McMenamin
Michelle Neili Conroy
Sean Walsh Brian Doherty
Barbara Morna Regan
Eve Walsh Barbara Brennan
Johnny Barry Ward
Jill Karen Scully
Liam Walsh Keith McErlean
Gary Gerard Crossan
Conor Stephen Swift
James Walsh Clive Geraghty
Deirdre Walsh Karen Staples
Production Team  
Director Lynne Parker
Designer Angela Davies
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Dave Nolan
Music and Sound by Bell Helicopter
Stage Director John Stapleton
Assistant Stage Manager Marella Boschi
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Photography Tom Lawlor (1)
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth
Programme Total Print and Design

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Down the Line / The Hunt for Red Willie

  • Year

    2000

  • Published By

    Methuen

  • Address

    Head Office, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London SW1V 1EJ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

  • Website

    www.methuen.co.uk

  • ISBN

    041376110

TRANSLATIONS

  • Published in Hungarian as

  • Title

    Pogánytánc

  • Year

    2003

  • Published By

    Európa Konyvkiadó

  • Address

    Budapest
    Hungary

  • RRP

    2700Ft

  • ISBN

    9630773031

RIGHTS INFORMATION

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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