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Daragh Carville

DARAGH CARVILLE

  (1969 - )

Nationality:    Irish
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Literary Agent:    Casarotto Ramsay and Associates Ltd  

Daragh Carville was born in Armagh and studied Drama and Film at the University of Kent. Carville was awarded the Stewart Parker Playwright award in 1997 and the Meyer-Whitworth Prize in 1998. He was appointed Writer-in-Residence at Queen's University, Belfast in 1999.

Research:    http://www.irishplayography.com/person.aspx?personid=214

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below is a list of Daragh Carville's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Disappearance, The         Dumped         Family Plot         Holyland, The         Language Roulette         Life and Times of Mitchell & Kenyon, The         Male Toilets         Observatory         This Other City



Disappearance, The

Synopsis:
A young man's search for his uncle leads to a terrifying experience.

Notes:
from the story by M R James. Part of !Terror 2006"

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Sticking Places and Natural Perspectives Theatre Company

1st Published:
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Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation one act

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.irishplayography.com/play.aspx?playid=4071
Theatre Record Vol XXVI (2006) Page 1288 - [Theatre: Union - London SE1]

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Dumped

Synopsis:
Nick likes hunting through skips, accompanied by his unwilling girlfriend Liz. along with the syringes, old boots and the detritus of life, one day they find Franco, a stand-up comedian dumped by his girlfriend Julie, now living in the skip. Hatching a plan to win Julie back, Franco cajoles Nick into helping him. as the characters' relationships develop in intensity, their operation becomes increasingly extreme, culminating in a mock trial of Julie's new boyfriend with tragic results.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Royal School, Armagh    09 Sep 1997

Organisations:

1st Published:
Tinderbox, Belfast, 1997   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Family Plot

Synopsis:
takes place in limbo - fictional, formal, and thematic. Five members of an extended family sit in a static, dull grey environment talking about how they have nothing to talk about. their fright makeup and teased hair, as well as the dialogue, quickly inform us that they are dead, stuck in a stultifying afterlife. their bickering has been going on so long that they get caught in loops of action and dialogue, which effectively promote nervous laughter in the audience, as we wonder where this is all leading.
Karen Fricker, the Guardian

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Queen's University, Belfast    03 Nov 2005

Organisations:

1st Published:
Tinderbox, Belfast, 2005   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.irishplayography.com/play.aspx?playid=1872

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Holyland, The

Synopsis:
Damascus Street, Jerusalem Street, Palestine Street...the area surrounding Queens University in Belfast is know as...The Holyland. This play explores issues of identity and belonging.

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
NYT

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  Large Cast

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Language Roulette

Synopsis:
a fast-talking pithy Drama set on Pound a Pint night as Ulster celebrates the first IRa ceasefire. Brought together by a homecoming, a night out for a group of friends, old and new, turns increasingly edgy as simple party games turn into a deadly serious no-holds-barred session of Truth or Dare.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Belfast: Old Museum Arts Centre, 7 College Square N, Belfast BT1 6AR    27 May 1996

Organisations:

1st Published:
Tinderbox, Belfast, 1996   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Life and Times of Mitchell & Kenyon, The

Synopsis:
Blackburn, 1995. In a dusty old shop two workmen make a startling discovery when they unearth a treasure trove of film reels once thought lost to the ages. Blackburn, 1897. Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon make their first factory-gate films and embark on a filmmaking partnership that will change their lives forever.

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Male Toilets

Synopsis:
"Justice" from seven different Northern Ireland writers

Notes:
Convictions comprises seven short plays by seven different writers. the seven plays were: Male Toilets by Daragh Carville, Judge's Room by Damian Gorman, Court No. 2 by Marie Jones, Main Hall by Martin Lynch, Court No. 1 by Owen McCafferty, Jury Room by Nicola McCartney And Holding Cell by Gary Mitchell.

1st Produced:
a site-specific work at Crumlin Road, Courthouse, Belfast.    30 Oct 2000

Organisations:

1st Published:
Tinderbox, Belfast, 2000   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Series of short individual plays

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  6            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.irishplayography.com/play.aspx?playid=30
Theatre Record Vol XX (2000) Page 1531 - [Theatre: Crumlin Road Courthouse]

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Observatory

Synopsis:
the Armagh Observatory in 1799 and 1999. Historian Jon McKenna, hired to compile a computerised catalogue of the Observatory archives, finds his life becoming entangled with that of Nicola McLoughlin, assistant astronomer at the observatory. Together they work to uncover the 200-year-old story of astronomer, archibald Hamilton and his assistant Robert Hogg - man of science, man of God and revolutionary.

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.irishplayography.com/play.aspx?playid=903

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This Other City

Synopsis:
Patrick is working late. he has important clients. He's busy, Building a Better belfast. His wife gEmma's beauty business is on the up and up. their teenage daughter is sharp and funny. they're a success story in the new metropolitan Belfast. Until one night. One phone call. When GEmma finds out Patrick isn't where he's meant to be. and as she looks for answers the glamorous surface of their life begins to crack, with devastating consequences.

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
Tinderbox Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.irishplayography.com/play.aspx?playid=3225

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