RTÉ Radio 1 Drama On One

Good Night Irene by Jennifer Johnston

relationships, loss, family dynamics and prejudice..

Good Night Irene by Jennifer Johnston is a moving, thoughtful exploration of relationships, loss, family dynamics and prejudice. In this absorbing, two-hander a stranger and a barman strike up an exchange. The year is 2005, the town is Eureka. One man is American, the other Irish. Both have suffered /are suffering loss in their lives. Throughout the intimate and frank exchange it is unclear whether the men are speaking directly to each other or to the eavesdropping audience. As the music fades and the conversation ends the loneliness remains.

Enda Oates as the Stranger

Roger Gregg played the Barman

Music by Clive Barnes,

Sound supervision was by Mark McGrath

The play was directed by Gorretti Slavin 

1st TX 14th Oct 2018

duration 40mins47secs