Don’t Die Wondering

Written by:

Emma Donoghue

Cast Size:
6

Roles For:

  • Men: 3
  • Women: 3

Genre:

Comedy
One-Act
Radio

Themes:

Diversity
Labour
LGBTQ+

Length:

60 min.

Year Written:

2005

Synopsis:

This is a one-act stage version of the radio drama of the same name (BBC Radio 4, 2000), Don’t Die Wondering is about a small-town Irish chef gets unjustly sacked and fights to get her job back.

Characters:

– a young woman chef
– a male restaurant owner
– a young woman police officer
– a male senior police officer
– a video-rental shop owner
– his sidekick

First Produced:

The Teacher’s Club, Dublin, part of the Second Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, 2005

Resources:

Don’t Die Wondering is published in Emma Donoghue: Selected Plays, available through Oberon Books.

To view other works by this playwright, click here.

Notes:

‘Refreshing and theatrically challenging’ – SCENE CITY