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Down Onto Blue


  • Playwright

    Pom Boyd 

  • Synopsis

    Joey, the much loved daughter, arrives home to Dublin airport where she is met by parents Julie and Frank, a dream couple of the '60s who have since fallen on leaner times, and her brother Shane, the clever child turned no-hoper. At the airport, they meet Chris Farrell, a blast from the past, a lonely alcoholic who has been stripped of his pilot wings and is looking for an antidote to numbness. Back at the Fox homestead dissatisfaction is added to old wounds and large quantities of duty free, as Joey's long-awaited return begins to shatter what's left of the family idyll.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Shane Fox Peter Hanly
Julie Fox Deirdre Donnelly
Frank Fox Peter Caffrey
Joelle Fox Michelle Houlden
Chris Farrell Des Nealon
Airport Staff Corina Gough
Airport Staff Not available
Production Team  
Director Lynne Parker
Designer Barbara Bradshaw
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Producer Siobhan Bourke
Design Assistant Liz Cullinane
Production Manager Padraig O'Neill
Production Co-ordinator Kate Hyland
Stage Manager Suzanne O'Halloran
Assistant Stage Manager Susan Brady
Lighting Operator Kay Mullaney
Set Construction O'Sullivan Associates
Lighting Technician Ciara MacCarthy
PR Deborah Keogh
Graphic Design The Graphiconies/ Public Communications Centre
Photography Amelia Stein
Hair by Linda Kennedy



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Pom Boyd

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer.