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The Wild Goose

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Teresa Deevy 

  • Setting

    Ireland 1692

  • Synopsis

    The fall of Limerick ushered the awful years of the Penal Code when the peasants were viciously oppressed, their homes burned and the priests hunted down like dogs. Instead of running to France like 'the Wild Geese', Martin Shea decides to stay and become a priest as a way of fighting back. To do this he must forego the chance of marriage with his sweetheart, Eileen.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Eileen Connolly Ria Mooney
Stephen Power Eric Gorman
Hannah Power Ann Clery
Martin Shea Fred Johnson
Tim O'Dowd W. O'Gorman
Mary Kavanagh Christine Hayden
Father Ryan Frank Carney
Captain De Lacey J. Winter
Production Team  
Produced by Hugh Hunt

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Jacqueline Deevy

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

    jacqui.deevy@hse.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and from press cuttings of the time.