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Four Storeys


  • Playwright

    David Parnell 

  • Synopsis

    Through the interconnecting lives of four thirty-year old Dubliners, Four Storeys investigates modern urban dilemmas such as how to balance work and relationships and how to find happiness in an increasingly alienated society. Ciaran Brady, a writer, lives with his girlfriend Marie who works for Chris who was married to Katie. When Marie gets promoted her relationship with Ciaran begins to buckle under the strain of her extra workload. Ciaran meanwhile finds solace in his growing friendship with Katie, whose dysfunctional relationship with Chris is revealed in flashback throughout.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In the original production, the actors also played various small parts.


Original Cast  
Chris Paul Meade
Marie Siobhan Miley
Katie Jennifer O'Dea
Ciaran Alan Smyth
Production Team  
Director David Parnell
Designer Sinead O'Hanlon
Lighting Designer Stephen McManus
Producer Eadaoin Glynn
Music Composed by JJ Vernon
Music Composed by Laura Forrest-Hay
Musical Director Laura Forrest-Hay
Stage Director Tara Furlong
Lighting Operator Lucie Foley
Sound Operator Spiff Sound
Set Construction Joe Sanders
Set Construction David Curry
Set Construction John Hanna & Sons
Scenic Artist David Brown
Sound Engineer JJ Vernon
PR Goodbody McKeever Communications
Graphic Design Creative Inc.
Sign Language Interpreter Amanda Coogan


  • Title

    Scenes from a Water Cooler and Other Tales

  • Year


  • Published By

    Liberties Press

  • Address

    Guinness Enterprise Centre,
    Taylor's Lane,
    Dublin 8
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 4403865

  • Email

  • Website

  • ISBN



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Gúna Nua Theatre Company

  • Address

    29/30 Dame Street
    Dublin 2
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 675 9921

  • Email

  • Website


The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was supplied by a member of Gúna Nua Theatre Company.