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Men Without Souls


  • Playwright

    John Sheehy 

  • Synopsis

    Harry is a writer. His first book topped the bestseller list but was ridiculed by the critics. He is working (and drinking) hard to gain critical approval but the barking of his neighbour's dog is a constant annoyance. He tries to deal with the dog using sleeping pills but this leads to an escalating feud with his neighbour Malcolm.

    Malcolm is an Estonian who has come to Ireland in search of the American dream (he was refused entry to America). He is a small time criminal and smuggler of illegal cigarettes. Though he is trying to stay under the radar, Harry's treatment of his dog is testing his patience and his temper.

    The arrival of a student writer who fancies herself as a diplomat is the catalyst. Will her attempts at mediation reconcile these ill-matched neighbours or push them finally over the edge?

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



  • Date of First Production

    14 October 2014

  • Production Notes

    Produced as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014.

  • Producer

    Produced by CallBack theatre

  • Original Venue

    Friars' Gate Theatre

Original Cast  
Amergin Cora Fenton
Harry CiarĂ¡n Bermingham
Malcolm Johnny Elliott
Production Team  
Director John Sheehy
Set Designer Olan Wrynn
Lighting Designer Tim Feehily
Producer Cora Fenton
Costume Designer Yvonne Cronin
Sound Designer Cormac Brennock
Stage Manager Aoife O'Sullivan (1)
Operator Tara Doolan
Graphic Design Jason Cooke
Photography Jeff Manning




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