Declan Hughes

Novelist, playwright and writer for film

Theatre, Film & TV
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CV

Theatre
Writer
The Gate Theatre, Dublin
Producer The Gate Theatre, Dublin
Director Toby Frow
Writer Declan Hughes
Starring Cathy Belton, Declan Conlon, Paul Connaughton, Clare O’Malley & Sam McGovern

Play about a group of friends set across one summer's day 30 years apart

Shiver 2003
Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Producer Rough Magic Theatre Company
Director Lynne Parker
Writer Declan Hughes

Play following the fortunes of two couples as they stride, stagger and stumble through contemporary life in Dublin

Tartuffe 2001
Abbey Theatre, Dublin
Producer Abbey Theatre
Director Lynne Parker
Writer Declan Hughes
Starring Cathy Belton, Andrew Bennett, Kelly Campbell, Des Cave & Michael Devaney

Adaptation of Moliere's classic play

Twenty Grand 1998
Abbey Theatre, Dublin
Producer Abbey Theatre
Director Conall Morrison
Writer Declan Hughes
Starring Anthony Brophy, Liam Carney, Amelia Crowley, Michael McElhatton & Mick Nolan

Play about three men attempting to move up in the world

Halloween Night 1997
Andrews Lane Theatre, Dublin
Producer Rough Magic Theatre Company
Director Lynne Parker
Writer Declan Hughes
Starring Pom Boyd, Anne Byrne, Paul Hickey, Jenni Ledwell & Simon O'Gorman

A dark reunion drama

New Morning 1993
Bush Theatre, London
Producer Rough Magic Theatre Company
Director Lynne Parker
Writer Declan Hughes
Starring Anne Byrne, Stuart Graham & Gina Moxley

Play about two sisters who go on a camping trip to the spot where their mother died in a car accident

Digging For Fire 1992
Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Producer Rough Magic Theatre Company
Director Lynne Parker
Writer Declan Hughes
Starring Pom Boyd, Jane Brennan, Seán Kearns, Gina Moxley & Arthur Riordan

Play set in Dublin about a group of friends reuniting ten years after they have left college

Love and a Bottle 1991
Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Producer Rough Magic Theatre Company
Director Lynne Parker
Writer Declan Hughes
Starring Barry Barnes, Miche Doherty, Andrea Irvine, Tina Kellegher & Frankie McCafferty

Radical re-working of George Fraquhar's comedy which places the previously minor character of Lyrick at the centre of the action

I Can't Get Started 1990
The Pleasance, Edinburgh
Producer Rough Magic Theatre Company
Director Lynne Parker
Writer Declan Hughes
Starring Anne Byrne, Miche Doherty, Hélène Montague, Arthur Riordan & Stanley Townsend

Play studying the complicated relationship between the writer Dashiell Hammett and the playwright Lillian Hellman

Untitled 2014
Roughmagic
Writer Declan Hughes

New commission from Roughmagic

Film
Writer
The Flying Scotsman Feature
2006
Content Film/Scottish Screen/Scion Films for MGM
Director Douglas Mackinnon
Writer Declan Hughes
Starring Steven Berkoff, Brian Cox & Jonny Lee-Miller

Film of the true story of Graeme Obree, who built a bicycle out of washing machine parts and went on to become a champion cyclist

Younger Than Springtime Feature
1998
Bronco Films
Writer Declan Hughes

Film based on the true story of a thirty year old man who posed as an eighteen year old to qualify for medical school

My Friend Joe Feature
1996
Gemini Film for New Films International
Producer Gerhard Schmidt
Director Chris Bould
Writer Declan Hughes
Starring John Cleere, Schuyler Fisk, Stephen McHattie, Pauline McLynn & Stanley Townsend

Award-winning film about an Irish boy who befriends Joe, only to discover that Joe is not a boy but a girl

Television
Writer
Gallows Thief 2002
Picture Palace
Writer Declan Hughes

Television adaptation of Bernard Cornwell's novel about capital punishment in London in the 19th century

Books
All the Dead Voices UK Paperback

All the Dead Voices
2009

The Dying Breed UK Paperback

The Dying Breed
Mar 2008

The Colour of Blood UK Hardcover

The Colour of Blood
2007