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Guidelines For A Long And Happy Life


  • Playwright

    Paul Kennedy 

  • Setting

    An unspecified time in the future, one generation after a global apocalypse.

  • Synopsis

    The few survivors of global catastrophe scour a desolate landscape looking for food and clean water. Making contact with other humans is the biggest danger and the only hope. As desperation and paranoia grow, every move becomes a decision to trust or die.

    A site-specific production created specially for the 2011 Belfast Festival at Queen's.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    As well as the cast listed here, the production featured a large number of audience guides and chorus members,


  • Date of First Production

    14 October 2011

  • Producer

    Produced by Tinderbox Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed in a disused warehouse on the Castlereagh Road, Belfast.

Original Cast  
Bin Stephen Prickett
Ack John Shayegh
Woman Katie Richardson
Man James Doran
Colenso Faolán Morgan
Pleasance Andrew Stanford
Production Team  
Director Michael Duke
Set Designer Niall Rea
Lighting Designer Ciaran Bagnall
Costume Designer Susan Scott
Sound Designer Justin Yang
Venue Manager Gillian Marchbank
Production Manager Damian Cox
Technical Stage Manager James Kennedy(1)
Technical Stage Manager Andrew Stanford
Stage Manager Jacqueline O'Hagan
Dramaturg Hanna Slattne
Set Construction Philip Goss
Graphic Design HiJump Design
Photography Neil Harrison
Outreach Facilitator Mary Frances Doherty
Outreach Director Ciaran McQuillan
Make-Up Dawn Sutton
Video Conan McIvor
Chorus Director Patrick Sanders
Chorus Movement Stephen Prickett
Stilt Trainer John Shayegh
Chorus Voice Director Katie Richardson



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Tinderbox Theatre Company

  • Address

    The Crescent, 2-4 University Road
    Belfast BT7 1NH
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)28 9043 9313

  • Email

  • Website


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