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  • Playwright

    Damian Gorman 

  • Notes

    This play is suitable for age 16 upwards and is relevant to the study of history, English and drama, religious education, education for mutual understanding and cultural heritage.

  • Synopsis

    During the winter of 1858-59, the Great Religious Revival spread through County Antrim, bringing in its wake huge increases in prayer meetings and church attendances, wide-scale conversions and massive religious rallies. In the present day, two young people, one Protestant, one Catholic, are studying the Revival as part of a cross community project between their schools. Not everyone, however, thinks that this is the best way to learn about one's own history. This play uses the past and present to examine what happens in a family when the value systems of two generations collide.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast-doubling is possible. See original production for details.


  • Date of First Production

    19 September 1994

  • Producer

    Produced by Replay Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    This play was first performed at Methodist College, Belfast, as part of a tour to schools and venues.

Original Cast  
James Sean Kearns
Brick Sean Kearns
Malachy Fergal McElherron
Charlie Fergal McElherron
Ruby Christina Nelson
Geraldine Christina Nelson
Beth Catherine Aiken
Sarah Donna Dougal
Production Team  
Director David Grant
Designer Frank Quinn
Producer Jan Branch
Costumes Heather Long
Musical Director Jules Maxwell
Assistant Director Gillian Ievers
Administration Assistant Irene Swift
Production Manager Sinead Connolly
Stage Manager Patrick McLaughlin
Set Construction Thomas Marshall
Company Artistic Director Brenda Winter


  • Contact

    Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of Northern Ireland

  • Address

    The Linen Hall Library, 17 Donegall Square North
    Belfast BT1 5GB
    Northern Ireland


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Replay Theatre Company

  • Address

    East Belfast Network Centre, 55 Templemore Avenue
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    + 44 (0) 28 9045 4562

  • Email

  • Website


The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was supplied by Replay Productions from information contained in the company files.