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Fr Mathew

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Seán McCarthy 

  • Synopsis

    A play about the life of Father Theobald Mathew, whose crusade led to the virtual elimination of alcohol abuse in mid-19th century Ireland. Despite his success in convincing three million Irish to pledge abstinence, the Capuchin friar was also embroiled in financial, political and ethical woes. The play explores Father Mathew’s struggles and honours his achievements as a social reformer, revolutionary thinker and charismatic leader.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
John Liam Heffernan
Fr Mathew Malcolm Adams
The Demon Carl Kennedy
Production Team  
Director John Breen
Set Designer Marcus Costello
Lighting Designer Lizzy Powell
Costume Designer Sinead Cuthbert
Sound Designer Cormac O'Connor
Choreographer Philip McTeggart Walsh
Stage Manager Amanda Ferriter
Assistant Stage Manager Ciara O'Keeffe
Technician Joe Stockdale
Technician Declan O'Mullane
Technician Chris Gaughan
Technician Daragh Murphy
Technician Mick Hurley
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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.