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The Wind that Shook the Barley

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Declan Burke-Kennedy 

  • Synopsis

    The Wind That Shook The Barley is a study of the effects of the threat of violence on those who would wish to remain neutral. The play is set in a West of Ireland studio home where an artistic couple have gone to establish a new life. The couple's isolation is shattered by the intrusion of a sinister young man and an elderly woman. The intrusion initially serves to aggravate tensions between the couple, until all the characters' perceptions are altered by the unfolding events.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    30 September 1981

  • Producer

    Produced by Focus Theatre

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at the Oscar Theatre.

Original Cast  
Wendy Deirdre O'Connell
Máire Ena May
Pearse Paul Raynor
Walter Oliver Maguire
Production Team  
Director Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy
Set Designer John McNulty
Lighting Designer Declan Burke-Kennedy
Sound Raymond Hennessey
Stage Manager Robert Byrne
Assistant Stage Manager Fran Brennan
Set Construction Dave Deeley

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Declan Burke Kennedy

  • Address

    Carrigahorig
    Nenagh
    Co. Tipperary
    Republic of Ireland

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Declan Burke Kennedy

  • Address

    Carrigahorig
    Nenagh
    Co. Tipperary
    Republic of Ireland

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and from the 1981 Dublin Theatre Festival programme.