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Jacko

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    John McArdle 

  • Notes

    A play for post-primary senior cycle students.

  • Synopsis

    Andrew Cleary, a young child care worker, is facing trial for murder. Jacko traces the events that led him to this point.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    3

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    06 April 1979

  • Producer

    Produced by TEAM Educational Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at the Youth and Community Workshop, Derry.

Original Cast  
Jacko Mairin Mythen
Andrew Padraic Mulholland
Psychiatrist Philip Tyler
Sister David Barbara McNamara
Rose Helen Roche
Mrs Boyle Helen Roche
Joe Dave Marsden
The Official Dave Marsden
Production Team  
Director Jim Lynch
Designer Consolata Boyle
Lighting Andrew Leonard
Choreographer Garrett Keogh
Composer Peter Sengotta

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    John McArdle

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

    johnmca@eircom.net

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from Three Team Plays (Wolfhound Press, 1985).