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Catchpenny Twist


  • Playwright

    Stewart Parker 

  • Synopsis

    Dismissed from their teaching jobs, two young Belfast songwriters form a songwriting outfit to churn out fodder for all occasions, including Protestant ditties and instant Catholic ballads to fallen heroes. After receiving two live bullets through the post and warnings from an old teaching colleague, they set off in flight to Dublin and then to London. Success seems at hand, Belfast seems very far away... but for how long?

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    The original production also featured five musicians.


Original Cast  
Monagh Cahoon Deirdre Donnelly
Marie Kyle Ingrid Craigie
The Man Des Keogh
Martyn Semple Des Cave
Girl Fiona Mac Anna
Musician Garvan Gallagher
Roy Fletcher Raymond Hardie
The Woman Billie Morton
Musician Fran Breen
Musician Greg Boland
Musician Jolyon Jackson
Musician Paul McAteer
Production Team  
Director Pat Laffan
Designer Wendy Shea
Lighting Tony Wakefield
Sound Brian Collins
Choreographer Alice Dalgarno
Design Assistant Brigid Timmons
Stage Director Finola Eustace
Stage Manager John Kells
Assistant Stage Manager Sharon O'Doherty
Props Master Michael Bono
Set Construction John Kells
Set Construction Martyn Wood
Wardrobe Supervisor Anne Cave
Wardrobe Assistant Lily Norton
Wardrobe Assistant Kitty Casey



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Alexandra Cann Representation

  • Address

    Box 116, 4 Montpelier Street
    London SW7 1EE

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)7796954969

  • Email


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