alphabetical author index

Alternative, The

What if Ireland was still part of the United Kingdom? What if Home Rule had passed? What is there was no War of Independence? No Civil War? No partition? What is the island had only one soccer team?

The performance rights for this title are currently unavailable. Please contact our office for more information, or join the waitlist.

  • Full Length Play
  • Drama

  • Time Period: New Millennium/21st Century
  • Target Audience: Adult
  • Cautions: Mild Adult Themes
What if Ireland was still part of the United Kingdom? What if Home Rule had passed? What is there was no War of Independence? No Civil War? No partition? What is the island had only one soccer team?

The year is 2019 and it is the eve of the Referendum. British Prime Minister Ursula Lysaght is returning to her hometown of Dublin to convince voters to Remain. With the threats of chaos in the streets, and personal conflict behind the scenes, the final debate is set to begin at BBC Dublin: Should Ireland leave the UK?

Premiere Production: The Alternative was first previewed at The Everyman, Cork, before opening at the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival, on 26 September 2019.
  • Casting: 4M, 3F

  • RICHARD DEVLIN - BBC Producer, Grainne's father
    GRAINNE DEVLIN - Physics Student, Richard's daughter
    JOHN FITZGIBBON - BBC Debate Presenter
    HANNAH MURRAY - BBC Assistant Producer
    URSULA LYSAGHT - Prime Minister of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
    PETER KEOGH - Irish First Minister and Leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party
    PATRICK - Vote Leave protester
  • Three members of the audience will be given cards and asked to read the lines for:
    QUESTIONER 1
    QUESTIONER 2
    QUESTIONER 3
  • Filmed Characters:
    NIAMH - Richard's dead wife, Grainne's dead mother
    REPORTER
    VOX POP 1
    VOX POP 2
    VOX POP 3
    VOX POP 4
    VOX POP 5
    PRESENTERS - Voice over only
  • Name Price
    Alternative, The Script Order Now

    What if Ireland was still part of the United Kingdom? What if Home Rule had passed? What is there was no War of Independence? No Civil War? No partition? What is the island had only one soccer team?

    The year is 2019 and it is the eve of the Referendum. British Prime Minister Ursula Lysaght is returning to her hometown of Dublin to convince voters to Remain. With the threats of chaos in the streets, and personal conflict behind the scenes, the final debate is set to begin at BBC Dublin: Should Ireland leave the UK?

    $24.95