The Kitchen, the Bedroom and the Grave Script

The Kitchen, the Bedroom and the Grave Script

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This is the final production script of Accidental's The Kitchen, the Bedroom and the Grave. Written by Donal O'Hagan and developed by Accidental throughout 2013/14. A beautiful play that follows the stories of Dempsey, a young journalist, and his father Tom as Dempsey explores the changing Northern Ireland and Tom battles a terminal illness.

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...a play which is both political and personal, effortlessly combining the themes of identity, love and loss without ever complicating the play’s narrative.
— Belfast Telegraph
...a clever and subtle script allows us to experience a snapshot of the lives we live today, oblivious to our ‘collective negativity’ – and to consider how we’d react if our own worlds fell apart
— Belfast Telegraph


About the show

Up-and-coming journalist Dempsey loves his London life – but is suddenly shipped home to Belfast to make a documentary on the changing face of good ol' Norn Iron.

A Christmas visitor at best, Dempsey has his fingers crossed for a quick job and a leap up the career ladder. But his parents (Tom and Martha) and his oldest school buddy (Mark) have their own agendas for him, and soon Dempsey is forced out from behind his camera.

O’Hagan’s stage debut is a multimedia exploration of homecoming that rips into ideas about family and identity, and asks how far can a person be the author of their own life. With a superb cast, starring Maggie Cronin, Cillian O'Sullivan, Noel Magee and Jason McLaughlin.