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The Bluffer's Guide to Suburbia


  • Playwright

    Raymond Scannell 

  • Synopsis

    It’s nearly 20 years since Finn left his family home in the Dublin suburbs. But his music career has gone down the tubes, the blinding London lights have burned him out, and he’s on the ferry home with empty pockets and his guitar strap between his legs. From the concrete jungle of the N31 to a painfully hip music festival on the Aran Islands, this play with live music and original songs exposes a generation of adult children living back in the home, struggling to fit into the nuclear family ideal, and trying to make music in the face of rental crises and global catastrophe.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Finn Raymond Scannell
Performer Christiane O'Mahony
Performer Peter Power
Production Team  
Composer Raymond Scannell
Director Tom Creed
Set Designer Sinead McKenna
Lighting Designer Sinead McKenna
Sound Designer Peter Power
Additional Composition Peter Power
Costume Designer SaileĆ³g O'Halloran
Video Designer Jack Phelan
Associate Set Designer Brian Mitchell
Associate Lighting Designer Brian Mitchell
Stage Manager Aoife Clarke
Sound Engineer Peter Crudge
Producer Maura O'Keeffe
Producer Naomi Daly



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Jasmine Daines Pilgrem, The Lisa Richards Agency

  • Address

    108 Upper Leeson Street
    Dublin 4
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 637 5000

  • Email

  • Website


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