All the way BAck

March 2014

By Bernard Farrell

The hilarious tale of the turmoil that ensues in the Ryan household in an upmarket residential area of Dublin’s Southside, when the ever-practical Sheila Ryan decides on a course of action to boost the family’s depleted income. Her husband, Brendan, a middle-aged redundant executive, has been out of work for eighteen months and there is a big household to support, as they strive to keep up appearances.


Their rugby-playing son, Paul, works in the bank and is the main breadwinner, while the only other income is from a lodger called Mr. Mulligan, a man with a strange occupation and a dubious past. The Ryan’s other son, Michael, is a trained hairdresser, but unemployed, while flirty daughter Mary is a schoolgirl who likes boys with motorbikes.

The household is completed by the eccentric spinster Aunt Catherine, sister of Brendan Ryan and chief critic of his wife, Sheila. Other characters include Northside builder Davis and his dim-witted son, Bimbo. Then, there is the well-heeled neighbour Bill Patterson, a former rugby international colleague of Brendan Ryan’s, who is held in awe by the latter – although Sheila is determined not to be taken in by him as the drama unfolds

THE CAST

MICHAEL

AUNT CATHERINE

BRENDAN

MR MULLIGAN

MARY

PAUL

DAVIS

BIMBO

BILL PATERSON

MRS BROPHY

MRS O'SULLIVAN

MISS QUINN

MRS PREDERGAST

Simon Grier

Edwina Scanlon

Neale Webb

Don Briggs

Ella Gaynor

George Windsor Aubrey

Malcolm Shaw

Conor Potts

John Ellaway

Amanda Johnston

Carol Fitzsimons

Deirdre Potts

Ann Rath

THE CREW

DIRECTOR

ASST DIRECTOR

STAGE MANAGER

ASSISTED BY

PROPERTIES

CONTINUITY

BOX OFFICE

PUBLICITY

SET DESIGN
LIGHTING

SOUND

Geoff Lovegrove

Dick White

Harry Sheppard

David Murphy, Andrew Potts

Hazel Sothern, Cilla Turner

Basil Conroy

Ann Rath

Simon Grier

Geoff Lovegrove

Dick White, Simon Grier

Simon Grier, Don Briggs

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