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Jack Ketch’s Gallows Jig

A Tale of Sex and Death

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Gavin Kostick 

  • Setting

    The play is set mainly on the night of 19th July, 1780 in a condemned cell, Newgate Prison, London.

  • Synopsis

    Jack Ketch’s Gallows Jig is set in Newgate Prison during the Gordon Riots of 1780. Two men and one woman have one night left before they are hanged. The condemned spend a wild night trying to come to terms with their imminent destruction and salvage some sort of immortality in the little time they have left.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Ruth Kitchen Kathy Downes
Ludowick Tudball Paul Hickey
Emma Kerr Clodagh O'Donoghue
Oliver Muirteagh Peter Hanly
Jack Ketch Mal Whyte
Edmund Tofflette Miche Doherty
Production Team  
Director Jim Culleton
Designer Fiona Leech
Designer Fiona Whelan
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Costume Designer Leonore McDonagh
Dance Advisor Grainne McArdle
Musical Advisor Nico Brown
Puppet Design and Construction Louise Kimmerling
Production Manager Susie Sheil
Assistant Stage Manager Liam Beatty
Assistant Stage Manager Clare O'Dea
Lighting Operator Debbie Behan
PR Mary Folan
Graphic Design The Graphiconies/ Public Communications Centre
Photography Colm Henry
Administrator Janice McAdam

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Fishamble: The New Play Company

  • Address

    3 Great Denmark Street,
    Dublin 1
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 670 4018

  • Email

    info@fishamble.com

  • Website

    www.fishamble.com

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Fishamble: The New Play Company

  • Address

    3 Great Denmark Street,
    Dublin 1
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 670 4018

  • Email

    info@fishamble.com

  • Website

    www.fishamble.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was supplied by a member of Fishamble Theatre Company.