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The Townlands of Brazil


  • Playwright

    Dermot Bolger 

  • Synopsis

    Eileen, a young girl living in the countryside that was Ballymun 1960, before the towers were built and Monica, a Polish immigrant living in the midst of present day Ballymun regeneration, each begin their journeys. They face a dilemma that is all too familiar to so many: to stay with their loved ones in poverty, or to leave and trade family for possible prosperity and certain loneliness.

  • 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  
The Matchmaker Anne Kent
Eileen's Mother Anne Kent
Anna's Mother Anne Kent
Michael's Mother Anne Kent
Oscar the Turk Vincent McCabe
Eileen's Father Vincent McCabe
Receptionist Ann O'Neill
Nun Ann O'Neill
Mrs O'Rourke Ann O'Neill
Carmel O'Rourke Ann O'Neill
Michael Brendan Laird
Matthew Brendan Laird
The Bus Conductor Brendan Laird
Theresa Julia Krynke
Monica Julia Krynke
Anna Kelly Hickey
Eileen Kelly Hickey
Production Team  
Director Ray Yeates
Set Designer Marie Tierney
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Producer Roisin McGarr
Costume Designer Donna Geraghty
Sound Mark O'Brien (2)
Music by Mark O'Brien (2)
Production Manager Bianca Moore
Stage Manager Tracy Martin
Assistant Stage Manager Ciara Moran
Production Assistant Niamh NĂ­ Chonchubhair
Set Construction Shane Kenny
Set Construction Matt Houlihan
Scenic Artist Jack Kirwan
Scenic Artist Sandra Butler
Sound Engineer Sean Ronan
Chief LX Paul Hyland



The information for this entry was provided by Axis - Ballymun Arts and Community Resource Centre.