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Cuchulainn

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Zoë Seaton 

  • Author Notes

    Created with John Leslie.

  • Synopsis

    The play traces the lives of three warriors, Cuchulainn, Ferdia and Naisi, who in this version are contemporaries, raised together in the service of King Conor of Ulster. Their fortunes cross when Naisi elopes with Deirdre, the ordained wife of King Conor, an act which results in the death of both and pits Ferdia against his childhood friend Cuchulainn in battle.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    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

Original Cast  
Conor Vincent Higgins
Ailill John Bergin
Naisi John Bergin
Emer Liz Keller
Cuchulainn Michael O'Reilly
Maeve Fiona Mettam
Skatha Fiona Mettam
Ferdia Brian Monahan
Production Team  
Director Zoë Seaton
Set Designer John Leslie
Lighting Designer Derek O'Neill
Costumes Jane Seaton
Costumes Rosalind Mulholland
Choreographer Jools Beech
Music by John Leslie
Musician John Leslie
Musician Clive Culbertson
Musician Rebecca Houghton
Musician Jeremy Murray
Musician Gabriel McLoughlin
Musician Joe McPartland (2)
Musician Robert Porter
Musician Billy Wade
Singer Donna Bainbridge
Singer Karen Hamill
Company Manager Donna Bainbridge
Stage Manager Philip Bradshaw
Assistant Stage Manager Ryan Darragh
Sound Technician Jeff Crowe
Scenic Artist Anna Stamper
PR Catherine Charley
Poster Design Kevin McClelland
Poster Image Frankie Creith
Circus Advisor Paula McFetridge
Administrator Bernie McGill

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Big Telly Theatre Company

  • Address

    c/o Flowerfield Arts Centre, 185 Coleraine Road
    Portstewart BT55 7HU
    Co. Derry
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)28 7083 2588

  • Email

    info@big-telly.com

  • Website

    www.big-telly.com

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Big Telly Theatre Company

  • Address

    c/o Flowerfield Arts Centre, 185 Coleraine Road
    Portstewart BT55 7HU
    Co. Derry
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)28 7083 2588

  • Email

    info@big-telly.com

  • Website

    www.big-telly.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme for the and from the company website.