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  • Playwright

    Clare Dowling 

  • Synopsis

    Leapfrogging is a comical look at gender, power and desire. The play is set in modern-day Dublin, where Private Eye Phil has cleaned the city up real good. He is about to hang up his hat when Jack and Jill come up the hill and then, seduced by the beautiful sunset and a red apple, yield to temptation. Phil is back in business, trying to solve the biggest case in his career - the gender war. He goes undercover, and through his eyes, the play follows Jack and Jill through the years as one tries to assume power over the other. Jack and Jill struggle along the journey that started with the first bite of the apple, through patriarchal society, the feminist revolution, the age of new man and woman, to their resolution of the crisis.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Jill Sian Quill
Phil Eugene O'Brien
Mary Lou Clare Dowling
Jack Laurence Lowry
Production Team  
Director Katy Hayes
Designer Peter Courtney
Lighting Designer Marcus Collier
Lighting Operator Maeve Laverty
Sound Operator Tadhg Hayes
Programme Design Margaret Lonergan
Poster Designer Margaret Lonergan




This information was taken from the original programme and promotional flyer. Additional information was supplied by a previous director of Glasshouse Productions.