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Helen and I


  • Playwright

    Meadhbh McHugh 

  • Notes

    Helen and I was first read as part of Druid's Debut series of new work at Galway International Arts Festival 2014.

  • Synopsis

    With their father dying, Lynn and her older sister, Helen, return to their childhood home. Uninvited comes Lynn's husband, Tony, and intentionally summoned is Helen's teenage daughter, Evvy. The weather is hot, the past is sticky and the relationships tangle into an intractable mess.

  • Play Type

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  • Cast Size Male


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Original Cast  
Helen Cathy Belton
Tony Paul Hickey
Lynn Rebecca O'Mara
Evvy Seána O'Hanlon
Production Team  
Director Annabelle Comyn
Costume Designer Doreen McKenna (1)
Set & Lighting Designer Aedin Cosgrove
Production Manager Eamonn Fox
Production Manager Barry O'Brien
Stage Manager Sara Gannon
Company Stage Manager Clive Welsh
Production Sound Mike Nestor
Technician Ronan Gallagher
Technician Matt Burke
Dramaturg Thomas Conway
Set Construction Gus Dewar
Scenic Artist Paul Maye
Scenic Artist Dymphna Tate
Scenic Artist Noel Tate
Wardrobe Mistress Cherie White
Wardrobe Assistant Jingyi Zhang
Chief Electrician Shannon Light
Production Electrician Mike O'Halloran
Publicist Kate Bowe (Bowe Communications)
Graphic Design Gareth Jones
Production Photography Ros Kavanagh
Music & Sound Designer Philip Stewart
Publicity Photography Matthew Thompson
Transport Trevor Price
Carpenter Pete Nelson
Video Moose
Hair & Make-Up Val Sherlock




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