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Gorta

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Mick Lally 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Tom Murphy (1) 

  • Author Notes

    Aistrithe ó 'Famine' (1968)

  • Setting

    'Glanconnor', baile beag in Iarthar na hÉireann, idir fómhar na bliana 1846 agus earrach na bliana 1847.

  • Synopsis

    John Connor, head of the family, leader of the village, son of glorious forefathers, is surrounded by death, starvation and poverty. But his house stands and he will do the right thing -by himself, by God and by his dependents. When an offer of free emigration to Canada is made by the local landlords, some accept but most refuse. John Connor decides that the right thing to do is to stay. But the numbers of dead continue to rise.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    16

  • Cast Size Female

    11

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Seán Ó Conchubhair Mick Lally
Dan Ó Deá Eamonn Draper
Brian Ó Riordáin Séamus Ó Nualláin
2ú Póilín Seán Mac Giollarnáth
Giústís na Síochána Pádraig Ó hÉanaí
Bean Dan Máire Stafford
1ú Póilín Mícheál Mac Giolla Cheallaigh
Máthair Síghle Ní Chonaill
Dónall Conall Stafford
Sagart Paróiste Éamonn Ó Seibhleáin
An tAth. Ó hÓráin Seán Ó hÉineacháin
Liam Ó Dúgáin Séamas Ó hÓra
Marc Ó Duinín Beartlaí Seoighe
Malachy Ó Laoghaire Stiofán Ó Tuathail
Micilín Ó Laoghaire Máirtín Ó Cofaigh
Mac Fhlannchadha Noel Sherlock
Gníomhaire Louis Meehan
Comharsa Séamas Ó Clochartaigh
Comharsa Pádraigín Ní Fhlannchadha
Comharsa Berní Ní Lochlainn
Comharsa Siobhán Ní Chadháin
Comharsa Máire Ní Dhiomsaigh
Comharsa Sorca Ní Chorbáin
Comharsa Laoise Ní Sheoin
Comharsa Veronica Nic Dhiarmada
Production Team  
Director Eamonn Draper
Lighting Dara Mac Aoidh
Costumes Marion Fahy
Sound Liam Ó Conchúir
Stage Director Colette Ní Sheachnasaigh
Stage Manager Risteárd Ó Broin
Scenery Risteárd Ó Broin
Stage Crew Dorataí Ní Shionnacháin
Stage Crew Bríd Ní Charra
Poster Designer Eamonn Draper
Photography Neil Warner
House Manager Pádraig Ó Baoill (1)
Programme Pádraig Ó Baoill (1)
Publicity Pádraig Ó Baoill (1)
Props Dorataí Ní Shionnacháin

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Cartlann Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe

  • Address

    Roinn na mBailiúchán Spesialta
    Leabharlann Shéamais Uí Argadáin
    OÉ Gaillimh
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

    specialcollections@nuigalway.ie

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