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The Girls In The Big Picture


  • Playwright

    Marie Jones (1) 

  • Author Notes

    Devised with the company.

  • Synopsis

    A year in the lives of three women in rural Ulster in the 1960s. While London is blazing the trail into the Swinging Sixties, the three spinsters of Cloughmartin can only glimpse the possibilities of a new age on the silver screen at the local cinema. Pat Sharkey, a visiting smoothie out to make a fast buck, fosters their hopes. He insinuates the excitement of success, sex and modern gadgetry, but like the swinging modern age, he moves on and leaves them behind.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.


Original Cast  
Willie Jo Ferguson Sean Kearns
Mary Jo Marie Jones (1)
Violet Tuckey Marie Jones (1)
Pat Sharkey Eamonn Hunt
Tobias Stinton Eamonn Hunt
Margaret Anderson Carol Scanlan
Sally Spence Carol Scanlan
Sydney Moore Martin Maguire (2)
Farmer Martin Maguire (2)
Jean Moore Eleanor Methven
Phyllis Pinkerton Eleanor Methven
Esther Moore Rosena Brown
Patsy Flood Rosena Brown
Production Team  
Director Andy Hinds
Set Designer Houston Marshall
Lighting Designer Nick McCall
Costume Designer Ivor C. Morrow
Sound Louis Edmondson
Lyrics by Marie Jones (1)
Music by Trevor Moore
Administration Assistant Patricia McLoughlin
Stage Manager Teerth Chungh
Assistant Stage Manager Sean Kearns
Set Construction Jim Carson
Graphic Design Elizabeth Swain
Photography Buzz Logan
Administrator Maureen Jordan (2)


  • Title

    Four Plays by the Charabanc Theatre Company: Inventing Women's Work/ selected,edited & introduced by Claudia Harris

  • Year


  • Published By

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

    P.O. Box 6
    Gerrards Cross
    Buckinghamshire SL9 8XA

  • Phone

    + 44 1753 886000

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Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme, and from the company archive which is held at the Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Additional information was provided by a founding member of Charabanc Theatre Company.