Here’s the first of our Little Acorns short plays. Conspiracies abound in this comedy drama written by Anne Gallagher.
Blue Roses (or Bombay Gin by the Blue Bin)
Commissioned by An Grianán Theatre
Written by Anne Gallagher
Directed by Karen Quinn
Lighting and camera: Niall Cranney
Sound recordist and camera: Peter Rose
Set design/camera: Robert Attewell
Costume (An Grianán): Anne-Marie Kilfeather
Original songs: words and music by Ronan Carr
Editor: Daithi Ramsay
Title/Credits/Captioning: Nicola Burns
Little Acorns animation: Daniel McGarrigle at Rezolve Media
Producer: Patricia McBride
Filmed using equipment kindly funded by the Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon Capacity Building Support Scheme
A special thanks to Paul Anthony Harkin
Recycling bins provided by DM Waste
Recorded at An Grianán Theatre in April 2021. All rights reserved.
About the author
Anne Gallagher is an actor and theatre-maker with over 20 years experience originally from Muff and now based in Bridgend. She first performed on the An Grianán stage in the 2007 production of The O’Neill and most recently in 2016’s Waving Not Drowning, both as an actor and contributing writer. She is one half of Mockingbird Theatre Group and has kept herself busy in lockdown making short films and sharing them online.
About Little Acorns
At the end of January 2021 we put a call out for writers to submit short plays, 5 to 10 minutes long, that we could film and share on our social media platforms. We had over 50 plays submitted and chose 6 in all to turn into short films. We’ve been filming and editing them throughout April and May and will be sharing them over the next few weeks.