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  • Playwright

    Dominic Behan 

  • Setting

    The reception lounge of a hotel in Belfast.

  • Synopsis

    In the foyer of a Belfast hotel, with bombs exploding outside, an exchange of opinions takes place between a Protestant barman, a Catholic head waiter, an American psychologist, a British army officer and an atheist pop star, who is shot dead by gunmen from the IRA and the UVF because of his lack of allegiance to either side.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details. The original production also featured four musicians, three of whom also took acting roles.


Original Cast  
UVF Terrorist David Coyle
Mr Hogan Louis Rolston
Hotel Manager Maurice O'Callaghan
Billy Perry Des McAleer
Sergeant George Shane
Receptionist Margaret McCann
Dr Foster Cecil Allen
Army Officer Richard Earthy
Musician Ken Stott
Danny Blake Ken Stott
Musician David Curbishley
Eddie Reubens David Curbishley
Musician Terry Adams
Steve Jordan Terry Adams
Hippie Peter Turner
Private Gavin Neilly
IRA Terrorist Gavin Neilly
Workman John Munn
Musician David Shannon
Production Team  
Director Roland Jaquarello
Set Designer Gerard Crosson
Lighting Designer Trevor Dawson
Music by Ken Stott
Stage Manager Trevor Dawson
Deputy Stage Manager Julia Carson Sims
Assistant Stage Manager Sue Mayo
Lighting Operator Trevor Dawson
Sound Operator Sue Mayo
Wardrobe Anne Whittaker
Wardrobe Assistant Jean Crawford


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Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and from contemporary press cuttings.