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OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Kevin O'Connor 

  • Synopsis

    J.F. Byrne and Vincent Cosgrave were fellow students of James Joyce at University College, Dublin. From them both, Joyce got different things - from Byrne a friendly, if sceptical audience for his theories and from Cosgrave the conspiratorial companionship of visits to the brothel and pub. In turn, Joyce was to give them life beyond their natural span as models for the literary creations of Cranley and Lynch in his writings. But as the characters of Cranley and Lynch became indented upon the minds of generations of readers around the world, what of the original pair left behind in Dublin?

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Byrne Pat Laffan
Cosgrave Clive Geraghty
Production Team  
Director Kevin McHugh
Designer Brian Collins
Lighting Mick Doyle (2)
Sound Kevin Holbrook
Production Manager Brian Collins
Stage Director Finola Eustace
Stage Manager John Kells
Props Master Ciara Draper
Wardrobe Lily Norton

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Kevin O'Connor

  • Address

    52 Edenvale Road, Ranelagh
    Dublin 6
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)86 8214288

  • Email

    koconnord6@gmail.com

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Kevin O'Connor

  • Address

    52 Edenvale Road, Ranelagh
    Dublin 6
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)86 8214288

  • Email

    koconnord6@gmail.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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