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A Skull in Connemara

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Martin McDonagh 

  • Notes

    A Skull In Connemara was first performed as part of The Leenane Trilogy alongside 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' and 'The Lonesome West' (both listed separately).

  • Synopsis

    Despite the fact that he saw his wife die at the wheel of their car, Mick Dowd coped with the inquests and can live with the persistent local rumours. But Mick is also the local grave digger and, when the village graveyard is full, he is the one who has to dig to make room for the new tenants. The trouble is, this time, more than old bones come to the surface.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mick Dowd Mick Lally
Mairtín Hanlon David Wilmot
Maryjohnny Rafferty Anna Manahan
Tom Hanlon Brian F. O'Byrne
Production Team  
Director Garry Hynes
Designer Francis O'Connor
Producer Louise Donlon
Lighting Designer Ben Ormerod
Sound Designer Bell Helicopter
Music by Paddy Cunneen
Company Manager Mairead McGrath
Production Manager Maurice Power
Production Manager Edwyn Wilson
Technical Stage Manager Bernie Walsh
Deputy Stage Manager Niall Cranney
Deputy Stage Manager Sophie Gabszewicz
Assistant Stage Manager Andrew Flynn (1)
Assistant Stage Manager Siobhan Breen
Assistant Stage Manager Gabrielle McGrath
Technician Claire Burkitt
Sound Operator Hugh Maguire
Assistant Technician Eoin McDonagh
Assistant Technician Shannon Light
Set Construction Scott Fleary Ltd.
Set Construction Phil Parsons
Set Construction Stage Surgeons
Stage Carpenter Alan Clarke (1)
Stage Carpenter Richie Donovan
Construction Manager James Probert
Scenic Artist Paddy Hamilton
Wardrobe Orfhlaith Stafford
Chief Electrician Peter Ashton
Stage Crew Fergal Gallagher
Stage Crew Jim Faulkner
Stage Crew Mike Ryan
Stage Crew Andrew Smith
Prop Maker Paula Conroy
Stage Crew Eamonn Ó Brion
Stage Crew Thierry Molliez
Stage Crew Pat Nolan(1)
Prop Maker Mac Teo
Fly Operator David Butler
Graphic Design Bite! Associates
Photography Ivan Kyncl
Water Effects Aquality Effects
Hydraulics Penny Hydraulics
Administrator Maria Fleming

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    A Skull in Connemara

  • Year

    1997

  • Published By

    Methuen

  • Address

    Head Office, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London SW1V 1EJ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

  • Website

    www.methuen.co.uk

  • ISBN

    0413719707

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  • Title

    McDonagh Plays 1

  • Year

    1999

  • Published By

    Methuen

  • Address

    Head Office, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London SW1V 1EJ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

  • Website

    www.methuen.co.uk

  • ISBN

    0413713504

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer.