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The Boys


  • Playwright

    Gerard Humphreys 

  • Setting

    The play is set in a field on the outskirts of any town or city in Ireland, a Holding Cell in a Garda Station, an Industrial School and a Prison.

  • Synopsis

    Michael Connors is desperately trying to find his place within his extended family. He becomes caught up in a family feud with devastating consequences as his life spirals out of control ably assisted by the social services, justice and prison system.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling occurs


Original Cast  
Don Seamus Moran
Pat Michael Collins (2)
Leslie David O'Meara
Solicitor Padraig Murray
Father Tom Paschal Scott
Aoife Roisín O'Neill
Anthony Conall Keating
Julia Kate Gilmore
Michael Barry Morgan
Martin Patrick Cusack (2)
Prison Warden Patrick Cusack (2)
Production Team  
Director Patrick Joseph Byrnes
Set Designer Robert Ballagh
Lighting Designer Cathy O'Carroll
Costumes Jessica Dunne
Sound Shane Fitzmaurice
Musical Director Oisín Ó h'Aonghusa
Musician Patrick Cusack (2)
Musician Donnacha Keegan
Musician Ciara McElholm
Singer Jessica Dunne
Stage Manager Romi Cruanas
Deputy Stage Manager Eva Walsh
Dramaturg Seán McCarthy
Dramaturg Patrick Joseph Byrnes
Scenic Artist Fionn McShane
Make-Up Jessica Dunne



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Gearóid Mac Unfraidh

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


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