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  • Playwright

    Cristín Kehoe 

  • Notes

    Shelter received a rehearsed reading as part of the Druid Debut series during the 2016 Galway International Arts Festival. 

  • Synopsis

    Fus is front–page news, but not all news is good. As he hides out in a disused warehouse, he soon learns that Tommy has lost his job and their hideaway is under threat. As friends trickle through the building, they drink, dance, row and reminisce while the clock counts down.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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Original Cast  
Bren Brendan Conroy
Angela Rebecca Guinnane
Tomas Mark Huberman
Majella Lauren Larkin
Fus Aaron Monaghan
Tommy Rory Nolan
Production Team  
Director Oonagh Murphy
Designer Francis O'Connor
Lighting Designer Sinead McKenna
Sound Designer Gregory Clarke
Company Manager Jean Hally
Deputy Stage Manager Sara Gannon
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 Michelle Simon
Scenic Painter Gill Christie
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.