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The Hunt for Red Willie

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Ken Bourke 

  • Synopsis

    On a remote stretch of bog in County Donegal in 1829, a local landlord meets his end while in pursuit of the notorious Red Willie. Foul play is suspected and the hunt is on. A farcical romp that casts a warm side-long glance at some of the classic plays of Irish theatre.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    8

  • Cast Size Female

    4

  • Cast Notes

    Doubling of cast is intentional.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Fardy McHugh Sean Rocks
Bessy McMullen Tina Kellegher
Sally Dawn Bradfield
Sergeant Tanner David Pearse
Buck Jones Clive Geraghty
Production Team  
Director Mark Lambert
Designer Jamie Vartan
Designer Donatella Barbieri
Lighting Designer Tina MacHugh
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Dave Nolan
Music Composed by David Downes
Musician John O'Brien (2)
Musician Ronan O'Reilly
Musician Feargal Murray
Masks Gabby Dowling
Stage Director Angie White
Acting ASM Sean Bruno
Assistant Stage Manager Maree Kearns
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Dresser Annie Cartwright
Dresser Niamh McAdam
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Down the Line / The Hunt for Red Willie

  • Year

    2000

  • 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

    041376110

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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