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PUMPGIRL

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Abbie Spallen 

  • Synopsis

    Pumpgirl works in a small garage in a border town of south Armagh, on the wrong side of the exchange rate. A tom girl who thinks she’s one of the lads becomes obsessed with local racetrack star ‘No Helmet’ Hammy. Hammy’s embittered wife Sinead has been left nursing a stomach like ‘a bag of onions’ after two pregnancies whilst he spends the nights out racing with the boys.

    A darkly comic story emerges from the interwoven monologues as the play takes us deep into the unspoken thoughts and darkest desires of three lives destined to collide.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    1

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    07 August 2006

  • Production

    Produced by The Bush Theatre

  • Original Venue

    Traverse Theatre

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Pumpgirl received its Irish premiere at the Lyric Theatre in August 2008.

  • Venue Notes

    The Bush Theatre's world premiere production of Pumpgirl opened at Traverse Theatre as the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and subsequently received its London priemere at The Bush Theatre on 12 September 2006.

Original Cast  
Hammy Jim Doran (2)
Pumpgirl Orla Fitzgerald
Sinead Maggie Hayes
Production Team  
Director Mike Bradwell
Producer Fiona Clarke
Sound Designer Tanya Burns
Assistant Director Meriel Baistow-Clare
PR Alexandra Gammie
Graphic Design Stem Design
Design Bob Bailey

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