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We Can't Have Monkeys in the House


  • Playwright

    Ciara Elizabeth Smyth 

  • Synopsis

    Mammy’s had a heart attack. Leslie is in denial. Cinnamon doesn’t care. Neil just wants to dance. Their estranged sister John is unhappy about all of this. Funeral preparations are underway. All that’s left to do is pull the plug and wait for Mammy to die. Tempers flare and bad habits resurface as relationships disintegrate. We Can’t Have Monkeys in the House is an absurd comedy about tragedy, regression and death. All the fun stuff.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Cinnamon Danielle Galligan
John Aisling O'Mara
Leslie Camille Lucy Ross
Neil Meg Healy
Production Team  
Director Olivia Songer
Producer Killian Coyle
Dramaturg Pamela McQueen
Lighting Designer John Gunning
Set & Costume Designer Naomi Faughnan
Production Manager Liadan Ni Chearbhaill
Stage Manager Rachel Kivlehan
Stage Manager Shannon Cowan
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The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme.