doollee banner
The Playwrights Database
contact doollee

Ailis Ni Riain



Nationality:    Irish
email:    n/a     Website:    n/a

Literary Agent:    n/a

Born in Cork, Ireland and currently residing in Northern England, the classical composer and writer Ailís Ní Ríain produces work in a wide range of forms including opera, site-responsive, theatre, digital art, public realm, concert music and music-theatre and aims to challenge, provoke and engage. She won the Tom Erhardt Peggy Ramsay Award with Desolate Heaven.

Buy Plays with Doollee

Each page of has links to play/book outlets, either directly to the Publisher, through and Amazon to the second hand and 1st editions of AbeBooks. These links will automatically take you to the relevant area obviating the need for further search.
whether you are a Playwright who wishes to make their entry definitive, an unlisted Playwright or a User with a tale to tell - we want to hear from you.
download WORD submission template

below is a list of Ailis Ni Riain's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Desolate Heaven

Desolate Heaven

Sive (12) and Orlaith (13) are two young girls responsible for the care of their respective parents. When these duties of care prove too strong for the two, Orlaith offers to take Sive away  away from the city, from her house and from her responsibilities; Sive can't help but agree. This decision sets the pair off on a journey during which their reclaimed youth is forced up against new responsibilities and burdens whose escape routes are not so clear as before. Desolate Heaven is a story of two young girls burdened with unnatural responsibilities. It is a story of falling in love for the first time and a story about running away. It is a story about growing up too soon and about why love can sometimes be dangerous.


1st Produced:
Theatre503, London     05 Feb 2013


1st Published:
Bloomsbury Publishing   


To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies



Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:

Top of Page Top of Page