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Peat

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Kate Heffernan 

  • Setting

    A patch of peatland in the midlands of Ireland.

  • Notes

    For young audiences aged 8+. Commissioned by The Ark. 

  • Synopsis

    On the edge of a town, in the middle of a bog, half way between a school and a housing estate, Rayy and Jo have come to dig a hole. The story is centred on the things they bury, and the things they find. With lightness and humour, this play for children asks big questions about life, death, time and history. A conversation between two 11-year olds who find themselves standing on top of everything that has ever happened, it is a story of friendship, loss, and finding our place in the world.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Notes

    Performers can be any gender, and any age, but should look roughly the same age as each other. In the original production, both roles were played by male actors.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    02 March 2019

  • Producer

    Produced by The Ark

  • Original Venue

    The Ark

Original Cast  
Jo Curtis-Lee Ashqar
Rayy Kwaku Fortune
Production Team  
Director Tim Crouch
Set Designer Lian Bell
Costume Designer Lian Bell
Sound Designer Slavek Kwi
Lighting Designer Francesco Bistoni
Stage Manager Clive Welsh
Producer Kelly Phelan
Videographer Paul Gaffney
Sound Programmer Alexis Nealon
Production Manager Mark Rooney

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Kate Heffernan

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

    kate@kateheffernan.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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