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Upstarts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Neil Donnelly 

  • Setting

    Set in a Garda Station in a small town in the midlands.

  • Synopsis

    The play explores the pressures and tensions of a zealous policeman’s life. Changes in Irish society have undermined man institutions and relationships, including the once unambiguous and stable role of the Guard in rural life. The play presents a strong portrait of a man no longer supported by the ‘old certainties’ whose mental and emotional conflicts erupt.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Joan Kerrigan Eileen Colgan
Rory Duggan Stephen Brennan (1)
Biddy Cleary Pat Leavy
Jim Kerrigan Kevin McHugh
Eva O'Connor Fiona Mac Anna
Seamus Cuniffe Clive Geraghty
Seanie Cuskily Desmond Perry
Second Figure in Quarry James O'Mahony
Liam Kenny Macdara Ó Fátharta
Production Team  
Director Pat Laffan
Designer Juliet Watkinson
Lighting Tony Wakefield
Sound Nuala Golden
Production Manager Brian Collins
Stage Director Finola Eustace
Stage Manager John Kells
Assistant Stage Manager Deirdre Raftery
Set Construction Peter Rose
Scenic Artist Eddie Doyle(1)
Wardrobe Supervisor Anne Cave
Wardrobe Assistant Lily Norton

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Upstarts

  • Year

    1980

  • Published By

    Irish Writers' Co-Operative

  • Address

    AKA Co-Op Books
    Republic of Ireland

  • ISBN

    0905441331

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UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Rosica Colin Ltd.

  • Address

    1 Clareville Grove Mews
    London SW7 5AH
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7370 1080

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Rosica Colin Ltd.

  • Address

    1 Clareville Grove Mews
    London SW7 5AH
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7370 1080

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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