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Unified the Musical, 2016

Unified the Musical by An Grianán Theatre in assoc with Earagail Arts Festival 2016.
An Grianán Theatre production in association with the Earagail Arts Festival
Thursday 21 to Saturday 23 July 2016

Written by Guy Le Jeune

Directed by David Grant

“Come along and sing along… a 1, 2, 3, 4… We’re the UNIFI plant, quality through pride, in big blue letters, says the sign outside”.

Before Pramerica, Boston Scientific and Zeus came to Donegal there was Unifi, part of the North West’s large textile industry that encompassed Fruit of the Loom in Buncrana and Adria and O’Neills in Strabane.

A million, million miles of yarn and thousands of people passed through the doors of Courtaulds Lirrelle and Unifi. For over thirty years it was a major employer in the North West in a time of rapid social change; every department a tribe and every shift a personality.

Lives were changed, skills learned, friendships formed, partners met, and families reared on the wages.

Unified takes all those personal stories and wraps them up in one big rip-roaring musical extravaganza.

As well as a large cast and chorus, Unified features country and western tunes, 1930s flappers, hip-hop and blues, movement and mime, puppets and polyester.

Writer Guy Le Jeune is Theatre-Artist-in-Residence at An Grianán Theatre, supported by the Donegal County Council and the Arts Council. His previous plays at An Grianán include On The Camel’s Hump, Fiesta and I Would Walk These Fields Again.

Unified is An Grianán Theatre production in association with the Earagail Arts Festival, and supported by the Donegal County Council and the Arts Council.

Cast

Tomás Barriscale
Christian Carbin
Kieron Clarke
Louise Conaghan
Angel Cranney
Mary Deeny
Joe Dowling
Orlaith Gilcreest
Gary Gomringer
Angel Humm
Mary Jo Kingston
Fergal Lonergan
Sarah Masterson
Kevin McCarron
Eugene McGee
Criostíona McGettigan
Eoghan Mac Giolla Brighde
Mark Mills
Aisling Ni Fhionnáin
Aidan O’Shea
Patrick Quinn
Roise Quinn
John Ruddy
Katja Schwenker
Annette Sheridan
John Wilkie

Band

Peadar Coll
Damien Doherty
Fionn Robinson
Martin McIntyre

Creative Team

Written by Guy Le Jeune
Directed by David Grant
Original Music by Fionn Robinson
Choreography by Aoife Toner
Stage Manager: Tanya McLaughlin
Costume Design: Joanne Quigley
Assistant Stage Manager/Costume Assistant: Jude Barriscale
Lighting & Set Design: Niall Cranney
Sound Design: Peter Rose
Producers: Patricia McBride and Paul Brown
Technicians & Set Construction: Robert Attewell, Somhairle Brennan, Annemarie Kilfeather, Eoghan Mac Giolla Brighde, Adrian Wall.
Marketing/Graphics – Nicola Burns, Daithi Ramsay