Clare Maguire - Director

Clare Maguire - Director


By Gemma Kane at Smock Alley Theatre, Axis Ballymun, Viking Theatre, Whale Theatre.

A No Desserts Production

The lives of four friends are changed forever when they enter the Stardust Nightclub on Dublin's Northside on 13th February 1981

The new, lionhearted and savagely funny 48 by Dublin writer Gemma Kane, captures the pulsating youth of 1980’s Dublin on the brink of irreparable social change through sharp tongued narrative and visceral movement, set to the backdrop of a haunting, 80’s inspired soundscape by composer Dylan Tonge Jones.

This is a true story


“Maguire’s direction works so that the entirety of the stage space is utilized and the raw energy of the performing ensemble foregrounded”

The Reviews Hub

“The structure of the play works exceedingly well...Director Clare Maguire utilises the quality of the theatre (space)... The production is to be applauded”


Cast Members

Emily Fox, Gemma Kane, Niall O’Brien and Laurence Falconer

Creative Team

Writer- Gemma Kane, Director- Clare Maguire, Assistant Director- Aoife Martyn, Producer- Ali Fox, Set Design- Sinead Purcell, Lighting Design- Shane Gill, Sound Design- Dylan Tonge Jones, Movement Advisor- Bryan Burroughs, Vocal Coach- Shelly Buckspan, Stage Managers- Tamar Keane/Sinead Heavin, Photography- Sadhbh McLoughlin, Original Photography/Videography- Carmen Reiche