Sunday 3rd March 2019

Sunday 3rd March Confined

D.A.D.s Dunmore Amateur Dramatic Society

The Factory Girls

by Frank McGuinness

Synopsis of Play

The Factory Girls tells the story of five working women: hardy ringleader Ellen and factory veteran Una, sharp-tongued Vera, dark horse Rebecca and baby of the bunch, Rosemary. Under the threat of devastating job loss, the “girls” take matters into their own hands. During the course of their adventure, they discover who and what really counts when the chips are down. Set in the recessionary early 80’s, the play still resonates with so much of what affects us politically, socially, and personally; recession, redundancies, lay-offs and the power of collective action. The play was the stunning debut of Frank McGuinness, one of Ireland’s greatest living playwrights, and was first produced in 1982. The Factory Girls will feature a superb ensemble cast who will deliver every ounce of wit and banter that gives this wonderful play its real joy.

Cast List

Ellen – Anne Ronayne

Una – Eleanor Sheridan

Vera – Vera Kilgallon

Rosemary – Hannah Rattigan

Rebecca – Andrea Silke O’Connor

Rohan – Nathan Mannion

Bonner – Mike Dillon

Director – Helen Knightly


Lighting Kieran Dowling & Helen Knightly

Set Design & Build: Pat Connolly, Pat Coleman, Martin Silke, Padraig Lee, Peter Nolan, Brian Watson, Padraig Neenan, Margie Cheevers, Graham Marlow, Margaret Marlow, Ray McGrath, Joan Howley, Richard Kelly, Breda Roche