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In Our Veins

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lee Coffey 

  • Notes

    Commissioned by Dublin Port Company as part of their Port Perspectives Initiative.

  • Synopsis

    "The worst slums in Europe. That's where Dublin came from. Out of the shit and into the world." Life long Dublin docker Patrick has passed away surrounded by his beloved wife Esther,his son and grandchildren. As they remember his life, Esther recounts a tale they are yet to hear. In Our Veins follows their family through 100 year of Dublin, from the notorious madams of the Monto to love in the dark tenements. This is the story of a Dublin City that no longer exists, where it came from and the people that helped build it. 

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    15

  • Cast Size Female

    11

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling occurs.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Will Ian Lloyd Anderson
Michael Ian Lloyd Anderson
Paul Ian Lloyd Anderson
Patrick (1955) Ian Lloyd Anderson
Whacker Ian Lloyd Anderson
Voice of Bloody (1970) Ian Lloyd Anderson
Esther (2019) Catherine Byrne
May Catherine Byrne
Mary (1955) Catherine Byrne
Francis Gerard Byrne
Lynch Gerard Byrne
Doctor Gerard Byrne
Pawn Gerard Byrne
Bloody Gerard Byrne
Patrick (1970) Gerard Byrne
Sharon Aisling O'Mara
Mary (1922 + 1938) Aisling O'Mara
Lily Aisling O'Mara
Esther (1955) Aisling O'Mara
Stephen Jack Mallarkey
Patrick (1938) Jack Mallarkey
Man Jack Mallarkey
Bill Jack Mallarkey
Kim Amilia Stewart
Anne Amilia Stewart
Woman Amilia Stewart
Margo Amilia Stewart
Production Team  
Director Maisie Lee
Movement Director Paula O'Reilly
Set and Costume Designer Lisa Krugel
Set and Costume Assistant Jack Rogers
Lighting Designer Eoin Byrne
Composer/Sound Designer Denis Clohessy
Stage Manager Evie McGuinness
Production Manager Conor Mullan
Photography Ste Murray
Producer Jen Coppinger
Production Manager Cliff Barragry
Stage Manager Brendan Galvin
Set Construction Conall Keating
Set Construction Paul Stewart (3)
Sign Language Interpreter Caroline O'Leary
Graphic Design ZOO Digital

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Amateur

  • Contact

    Samuel French Ltd

  • Address

    24 - 32 Stephenson Way
    London NW1 2HD
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7255 4302

  • Website

    www.samuelfrench.co.uk

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Professional

  • Contact

    The Lisa Richards Agency

  • Address

    108 Upper Leeson Street
    Dublin 4
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 637 5000

  • Email

    info@lisarichards.ie

  • Website

    www.lisarichards.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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