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  • Playwright

    Macdara Ó Fátharta  Síghle Ní Chonaill 

  • Author Notes

    Aistrithe ag Macdara O Fátharta.

  • Setting

    Conamara, 1882

  • Synopsis

    In the Maum Trasna valley in 1882, a family of men, women and children were murdered. In the aftermath of the brutal massacre, mayhem erupts. Terror is rife in the country. Suspects are arrested. Two cultures collide. Dublin’s legal eagles confront men from a remote Connemara valley. Neither speaks the other’s language, leading to conflict, confusion, lies, and betrayal. Crucial evidence given in Irish is disallowed. An innocent man is hanged. Others get rough justice to enforce British rule. Performed bilingually with subtitles.

  • Play Type

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Original Cast  
Páidín Sheáin Colm Joe Mac Donncha
Tom Pháidín Sheáin Colm Ó Fáthartha
Henry Munroe Eoin Geoghegan
Edmund Monroe Brendan Murray
Judge Rod Goodall
Sydney Rod Goodall
Patsy Colm Seoighe
Attorney General Maidhc P. Ó Conaola
Cailín Aisling Healy
Whiteboy David Heap
Percy Hawthorne David Heap
Freastalaí John Keane
Whiteboy John Keane
Johnny Maolra John Keane
Constable O'Brien John Keane
Tim Pat Collins Eoin Mac Diarmada
Constable Gallagher Eoin Mac Diarmada
Máire Áine Ní Dhroighneáin
Bean i mBÁC Áine Ní Dhroighneáin
Teachtaire Ellen Ní Ghloinn
Cailín Ellen Ní Ghloinn
Nóra Muireann Ní Raghallaigh
Bean i mBÁC Muireann Ní Raghallaigh
Cléireach Cúirte Seán Ó Flatharta
Freastalaí Seán Ó Flatharta
Whiteboy Seán Ó Flatharta
William Anderson Cillian Ó Gairbhí
Whiteboy Cillian Ó Gairbhí
Anthony Maolra Pól Ó Gríofa
Garda Príosúin Pól Ó Gríofa
Barrister Eoghan Ó Loideáin
Garda Príosúin Eoghan Ó Loideáin
Barrister Seán Ó Raighne
Cléireach Cúirte Seán Ó Raighne
Garda Príosúin Seán Ó Raighne
Myles Sheáin Seán Ó Tarpaigh
Whiteboy Seán Ó Tarpaigh
Barrister Peadar Ó Treasaigh
Michael Pheigí Casey Peadar Ó Treasaigh
Production Team  
Director Diarmuid de Faoite
Set Designer Dara McGee
Set Construction Tony Read
Lighting Designer Matt Burke
Costume Designer Cherie White
Stage Manager Jane Talbot
Assistant Stage Manager Muireann Ní Raghallaigh
Technician Donncha Mac Donncha
Set Construction Gavin Morgan
PR Tracey Ferguson
PR Úna Ní Eidhin
Music & Sound Designer Jack Cawley
Language Consultant Yvonne Ní Laife



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    An Taibhdhearc

  • Address

    An tSráid Láir / Middle Street
    Co. Galway
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)91 562 024 or (0)91 563 600

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