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Last Train From Holyhead

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Bernard Field 

  • Setting

    A railway carriage, Holyhead station and later en route to London

  • Synopsis

    Two men discover more than they bargained for as they while away the night on a train to nowhere. With the help of drink, poker, and a beguiling gypsy, they encounter the void within through the lives of each other.

    An examination of identity and of how seeds sown in the past have a habit of sprouting, whether we like it or not.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    21 October 2009

  • Producer

    Produced by StripBack Theatre (formerly Haw Theatre)

  • Original Venue

    Town Hall Theatre

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    'Last Train to Holyhead' first premiered in the Town Hall Studio in April 2008, featuring Bernard Field, Yasmine Finn and Shane Broughal. This production was subsequently toured around the West of Ireland. The listings here refer to the play's 2009 revival starring the late Mick Lally.

Original Cast  
Old Man Mick Lally
Pat Tony Dowling
Gypsy Shirley Walsh
Production Team  
Director Bernard Field
Lighting Designer Pat O'Reilly (2)
Set and Costume Designer RĂ³isin O'Toole

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    StripBack Theatre

  • Address

    55 Threadneedle Road
    Galway
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

    hawtheatre@gmail.com

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    StripBack Theatre

  • Address

    55 Threadneedle Road
    Galway
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

    hawtheatre@gmail.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was provided by the author.