About the production

Written by:  Gerard Stembridge

Directed by: Eilis Mullan in collaboration with Gerard Stembridge

a play on two levels

Level One: Low Life

Level Two: High Art

The action takes place late September 1904.  The action of both plays is simultaneous.

As usual I am indebted to the cast for their wonderful characterization input at the workshop stage, and to Eilis Mullan who sat me down one day and asked me to write a play for 14 actors, set at the turn of the century, to be performed in a Victorian House, and be about the young James Joyce somewhat,  but more about his sisters, brothers, and girlfriend really.  Apart from that I had a free hand.

-Gerard Stembridge

Cast List

  • Poppy - Gabrielle Walsh
  • Eileen - Jean O'Dwyer
  • Mary Kathleen - Anne Byrne / Hazel Dixon
  • Eva - Roseanne Smith
  • Jim - Richard Green
  • Stan - Cameron Smith
  • Charlie - Peter Butler
  • Jane - Sinead Ryan
  • Shamie - Jason Barry
  • David - David Kelly
  • Tom - Kevin Nugent
  • Katie - Mary Fay
  • Nora - Evie Conroy

Crew List

  • Production: Geraldine Judge
  • Design: Freda Hoban
  • Design: Connie Dowling
  • Lighting Design: Conleth White
  • Set Execution: Peter McLoughlin
  • Stage Management: Catherine Daly
  • Stage Management: Mary Ann Bolger
  • Front of House: Derek Moloney