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The Red Iron

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Jim Nolan 

  • Setting

    Red Iron Railway Bridge, Waterford in September 2017.

  • Notes

    The production featured a version of the song 'Red Sails in the Sunset', arranged by Mark Fitzgerald and performed by the Barrack Street Concert Band. 

  • Synopsis

    As crowds gather on Waterford’s Quay to greet the county’s vanquished All-Ireland hurling team the now middle-aged members of a teenage gang return to the city’s long abandoned Red Iron Bridge to remember their recently deceased friend. The revelation of events surrounding the former hurling star’s death and the unexpected return of a long-exiled associate unravel the cords that bind the gang and expose the fragile nature of a thirty-year old friendship...

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Dog Brian Doherty
Scabs Michael Quinlan
Zorro Keith Dunphy
Dettsie Greta Rochford
Charley Jenni Ledwell
Kel Neil Ditt
Production Team  
Director Jim Nolan
Set Designer Dermot Quinn
Lighting Designer Richard Collins
Costume Designer Patrice Power
Assistant Sound Designer Jamie Beamish
Sound Designer Anne O'Riordain
Hair by Mary Coppinger
Hair by Valerie Casey
Producer Michael Grant
Producer Pádraig Ó Gríofa
Marketing and Publicity Mary Roche
Production Manager Deirdre Dwyer
Stage Manager Martina Collender
Assistant Stage Manager Lauren Carberry
Set Construction Jim Whelan
Scenic Designer Andrew Cusack
Poster Designer Jamie Beamish
Poster Photography Ken McGrath
Additional Graphic Design . DVF Print
Production Photography Colin Shanahan

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Jim Nolan

  • Address

    Kilmoylin
    Kilmacthomas
    Co. Waterford
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)86 6095039

  • Email

    jamesjnolan58@gmail.com

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Jim Nolan

  • Address

    Kilmoylin
    Kilmacthomas
    Co. Waterford
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)86 6095039

  • Email

    jamesjnolan58@gmail.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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