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BROWNBREAD

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Roddy Doyle 

  • Synopsis

    Three kids from Barrytown kidnap a bishop, because they accidentally find a gun and have nothing better to do that day. Almost immediately, the Corporation house they’re holed up in is under siege, first of all by the Gardaí, then by the U.S Marines who are sent in by the American President when it emerges that the bishop has an American passport.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    10

  • Cast Size Female

    2

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details. Recorded voices were also used in the original production.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Detective Garda Alan Archbold
Lt. Bukowski Alan Archbold
Bishop Tracey Gerard Byrne
Mrs Murray Stephanie Dunne
Mrs Farrell Stephanie Dunne
John Stephen Dunne (1)
Ao Berts Folan
Mr Farrell Brendan Gleeson
Donkey Laurence Lowry
Uniformed Garda Charlie O'Neill
Maurice Murphy Charlie O'Neill
Private John Wesley Crabacre Charlie O'Neill
Production Team  
Director Paul Mercier
Set Designer Paul Mercier
Set Designer Anne Gately
Lighting Designer Pat Byrne
Producer John Sutton
Costume Designer Anne Gately
Lighting Assistant Sile Nugent
Production Manager Pat Byrne
Stage Director Phill McCaughey
Set Construction Gerry O'Brien (2)
Set Construction Davy McChrystal
Set Construction Pat Walsh
Sound Recording Shay Fitzgerald
Sound Recording John Dunne

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    John Sutton

  • Address

    Public Communications Centre
    22 South Great Georges Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 679 4173

  • Fax

    + 353 (0)1 679 5401

  • Email

    john@pcc.ie

  • Website

    www.pcc.ie

  • RIGHTS INFORMATION

    • Territory

      All Territories

    • Rights Type

      All Rights

    • Contact

      John Sutton

    • Address

      Public Communications Centre
      22 South Great Georges Street
      Dublin 2
      Republic of Ireland

    • Phone

      + 353 (0)1 679 4173

    • Fax

      + 353 (0)1 679 5401

    • Email

      john@pcc.ie

    • Website

      www.pcc.ie

    SOURCE OF INFORMATION

    The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was supplied by a member of Passion Machine Theatre Company.