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  • Playwright

    Aidan Mathews 

  • Setting

    A Fashionable Dublin suburb in the late 1990's.

  • Synopsis

    A play about two brothers, one family and the many faiths which make up modern life. Jordan, the first-born, a trainee doctor, is bedbound and dying of a brain tumour; his younger brother, Marcus, brilliant and charismatic, has been a psychiatric patient. Around the deathbed gather their widowed mother, an ebullient Methodist neighbour, Marcus's Church of Ireland girlfriend, and a Roman Catholic priest returned from Rwanda to the blindcraft of a chaplaincy. The gloom of the sickroom is repeatedly dispelled by their lively altercations and plenty of gallows humour as this oddball synod doggedly praises God.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Martha McHenry Stella McCusker
Jordan McHenry Peter Hanly
Felicity Spellman Janet Moran
Marcus McHenry Frank McCusker
Fr. Anthony O'Driscoll Peter Gowen
Arthur McLoughlin Bosco Hogan
Production Team  
Director Martin Drury
Designer Francis O'Connor
Lighting Designer Rupert Murray
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Cormac Carroll
Stage Director Finola Eustace
Assistant Stage Manager Stephen Dempsey
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth

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