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A stellar revival of a contemporary Dublin classic –

broadcast online to the world!

Damian and Kevin - accidental cousins and one-time friends - haven’t seen each other for 12 years

Brought together on the eve of a family funeral, their differing aspirations and starkly contrasted backgrounds are brought into sharp focus in this unexpectedly moving drama full of humanity and dark humour 

Following on from the success of their joint production of Jacquelyn Reingold’s They Float Up, Bewley’s Café Theatre and The Lock Inn have joined forces again, in the first of a series of plays to be streamed online in 2021 on the lock inn.

Highly acclaimed on its initial run, Hue and Cry toured across Europe and to the US, gaining rave reviews. In 2019, Bewley's Café Theatre with Awake & Sing Productions (From Eden, Northern Lights) revived Deirdre Kinahan’s masterful one-act play in its original venue 12 years after it was first performed, to rave reviews.


this specially commissioned production will be streamed on may 5, 12 and 19 at 7:30pm GMT+1 and will be available on demand until midnight the following day. 

 Donations to Bewley's Cafe Theatre help support our creative artists. Our vision is to be a vital cog in the creation and revival of great plays and a stepping stone for artists, helping to build sustainable careers in theatre. Your donation is very much appreciated. Bewley's Cafe Theatre is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.

Stephen Jones


Stephen is from Tallaght and is a graduate of UCD.

 As an Actor, recent theatre credits include: Howie The Rookie (Glass Mask), Last Orders at the Dockside (Abbey Theatre), Brothers of the Brush (Verdant), Class (Inis Theatre/Abbey Theatre – Edinburgh Fringe First winner 2018). Recent screen appearances include Dublin Oldschool, Love/Hate, Nowhere Fast, Amber and Red Rock as gangster Francis ‘Laser’ Byrne. Stephen is also a writer for stage, radio and screen. 

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Some of Ste’s his previous work on stage includes Light A Penny Candle, one-man show Panned at Project Arts Centre, BlackCatfishMusketeer with Malaprop,  Sunder with Anu Productions, The 24 Hour Plays at The Abbey,  Carmen Disruption, Angels in the Park, Cornerstones,  Fused , Tales from Briar Hall, and Fishamble’s Tiny Plays for Dundrum.

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Will o connel


Will is a graduate of the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin. He works primarily as an actor and played the role of Kevin in the original production of Hue and Cry at Bewley’s Café Theatre in 2007 alongside the much missed Karl Shiels. Will has performed in several plays by Deirdre Kinahan which have toured in the UK, Europe and the USA.

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Deirdre Kinahan


Deirdre Kinahan is an award-winning playwright. She is an elected member of Aosdána, Ireland’s association of outstanding artists, Literary Associate with Meath County Council Arts Office and has served as a board member for the Abbey Theatre, Theatre Forum Ireland and the Stewart Parker Trust. Deirdre’s work is translated into many languages, published by Nick Hern Books and produced regularly in Ireland and on the International stage.

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JJ Anderson

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JJ is a filmmaker from Dublin, Ireland. He has been involved with the arts since he was 4 years old, working in theatre, events, commercials, music videos, tv and film

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Bewley's café theatre

Since opening its doors in 1999, Bewley's Cafe Theatre has emerged as Ireland's foremost venue for Lunchtime Drama and has an international reputation for innovation and excellence, (Irish Times Judges' Special Award Winner 2004 and nominee 2018) while maintaining a uniquely Irish and personal touch.

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awake & sing productions

Awake & Sing Productions was formed in 2015 by Stephen Jones.


The company’s work includes The Goo – a five part comedy web series and the plays From Eden, Northern Lights, 100 More Like These and Hue and Cry. The company will produce a new play entitled Summerhill in late 2021.

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Bewley's Café Theatre would like to acknowledge the support of of the Arts Council in making this production possible. Supported by Dublin City Council. 

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