A Handful of Stars
Billy Roche


Gus Ward
Tommy Sharkey
Bernard McCartin
Raymond Hackett
Kevin Doonan
Rita Reynolds
Brian O’Reilly

Directed by
Seamus O’Rourke


Jonathan Finnegan
Loui Finnegan
Sean McIntyre
Stephen McIntyre
Damien Reilly
Padraic Reilly
Shane Flynn
Sean Donnolly
Ronan Ward
Hugh Reilly
Frankie Green
Eamonn Daly
Philip McIntyre
Una Ward
Elizabeth McGlynn

Home Shows 1999
March & April

Esso All-Ireland Finals

Thursday 13th May

Show Starts
8:30pm sharp


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A Handful of Stars by Bill Roche

The pain and disillusionment following the break-up of a family form the backdrop to this drama set in a pool-hall. Jimmy and the other regulars waste hours with their cues until Jimmy has a bust up with his girlfriend and embarks on a spree of violence.
Billy Roche

Billy Roche was born in Wexford in 1949. He was for many years a singer, fronting his own band, The Roach Band. Best known as a dramatist, he has published one novel, Tumbling Down (Dublin,Wolfhound Press, 1984). His plays include The Wexford Trilogy (London, Nick Hern Books, 2000): A Handful of Stars (1988); Poor Beast in the Rain (1989); and Belfry (1991). His other plays include Amphibians (1992); The Cavalcaders (Dublin, The Abbey, Peacock Stage, 1993). Trojan Eddie ( 1997); Haberdashery (1998); and On Such As We (Dublin, The Abbey, Peacock Stage, 2001, Nick Hern Books, 2002). The Cavalcaders and Amphibians are published as The Cavalcaders: Two Plays (Nick Hern Books, 2001). Trojan Eddie was filmed in 1996. He lives in Wexford.
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