13 Jul–30 Jul

The Factory Girls (2016)


Presented by The Everyman
13 – 30 JUL 2016

By award-winning Irish playwright Frank McGuinness

The Factory Girls tells the story of five working women: hardy ringleader Ellen, 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 80s, 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.

Presented by the same team that brought Brian Friel’s Lovers in 2015, The Factory Girls featured a superb ensemble cast who delivered every ounce of wit and banter that gave this wonderful play its real joy.

“a SPIRITED production with a comically talented ensemble… the pleasures are many and the talent is abundant” – Evening Echo

Click HERE for a sneak peek of the Opening Night.

Cast and Creative Team 

Written by Frank Mcguinness
Directed by Julie Kelleher

Starred Fionula Linehan, Aine Ni Laoghaire, Mary-Lou Mccarthy, Antoinette Hilliard, George Hanover, Dominic Moore and Evan Lordan