Me and My Friend / Old Saybrook

Me and My Friend / Old Saybrook

Production: Old Saybroook (Woody Allen) and Me and my Friend (Gillian Plowman)
Date: June 9th – 12th 2010
Venue: Smock All Studio, Exchange St. Lower.
Old Saybrook: Directed by Brian Quinn. Assistant Director: Vonnie Duran
Me and My Friend: Directed by Brian Quinn and Barry O’Donovan
Gillian Plowman’s black comedy Me and my Friend and Woody Allen’s hilarious Old Saybrook united in an evening of soul-searching and tear-jerking laughter.
Directed by Brian Quinn and Barry O’Donovan, Me and my Friend followed four institutionalized psychiatric patients who found themselves on an early release program in two small council flats. In this black comedy, hopes and dreams collided with moments of psychosis and skeletons from the past.
Winding down from the thought-provoking first play, whilst rolling with the theme of complex relationships was Woody Allen’s Old Saybrook. We met an accountant and his wife as they returned to the house in which they once lived. Unfortunate secrets were revealed and relationships rocked in this farcical yet bizarrely topical tale of infidelity, directed by Brian Quinn, assisted by Yvonne Durran.

CAST
(OLD SAYBROOK)
FIONA SLATTERY as Sheila
DECLAN RYAN as Norman
SARAH MALONEY as Jenny
BRENDAN DALTON as David
RUAIRI DE BURCA as Mal
NOELLE O’REILLY as Sandy
(ME AND MY FRIEND)
DAMIEN HOLMES as Bunny
ALAN ROGERS as Oz
ANGELA CARLIN as Robin
GRAINNE O’SULLIVAN as Julia

CREW

Production Managers
DARRAGH BYRNE and MARIA DILLON

Publicist
TRACEY DIAMOND

Stage Manager
DAVE McGOWAN

House Manager
JONATHON HUGHES

Props Coordinator
MARIA DILLON

Costume Coordinator
CATHERINE O’SULLIVAN

Make-up Coordinator
CHARLOTTE DUFFY

Lighting Designer
SHEILA DOOLEY

Sound Designer
NOEL MURPHY

Graphic Designer
PATRICK O’CALLAGHAN

Running Crew
HARRY WALSH, PAUL BONNER, SHANE ROBINSON and TOM MURPHY

House Staff
CAELINN LARGEY, DEARBHLA LAWLER, GRAINNE CURISTAN and KATE FEENEY

Hair and Make-up Crew
CAOIMHE COOKE, LISA TOWELL, LOUISE HALL

Box Office
NEIL CURRAN
Both plays were by kind permission of Samuel French Ltd.

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