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  • Playwright

    Sonya Kelly 

  • Notes

    Furniture received a rehearsed reading as part of the Druid Debut series at the 2017 Galway International Arts Festival. 

  • Synopsis

    Furniture is not sentimental. You can love it, but it won’t remember who you are. Told through the lives of six individuals, this comedy looks at how the things we own shape our worldview and even ourselves.  In an age of rampant consumerism, is it easier to purchase symbols of identity rather than cultivate our own? Three short plays about chairs and tables, and the people who love them.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Series of short individual plays

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
George Niall Buggy
Ed Peter Campion
Michael Garrett Lombard
Alex Clare Monnelly
Dee Rebecca O'Mara
Stef Aisling O'Sullivan
Production Team  
Director Cathal Cleary
Designer Francis O'Connor
Lighting Designer Sinead McKenna
Sound Designer Gregory Clarke
Company Manager Jean Hally
Deputy Stage Manager Bronagh Doherty
Assistant Stage Manager Mary Kilduff
Assistant Stage Manager Martina Kavanagh
Costume Supervisor Doreen McKenna (1)
Costume Assistant Jingyi Zhang
Hair & Make-Up Val Sherlock
Master Carpenter Gus Dewar
Master Carpenter Peter Nelson
Carpenter Tony O'Reilly
Carpenter Des Burke
Chief Electrician Shannon Light
Technician Richard Curwood
Technician Sarah Timmins
Technician Blue Hanley
Scenic Artist Rachel Towey
Scenic Painter Gill Christie
Scenic Painter Michelle Simon
Casting Craig Flaherty
Movement Consultant Bryan Burroughs
Production Photography Stephen Cummiskey
Graphic Design John Foley(1)
Video Myles Shelly
PR Kate Bowe (Bowe Communications)



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