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Seán McCarthy


Seán McCarthy was born in Cork. He joined the Abbey Theatre as an actor in 1964. In the 1970s, he was Literary Manager to the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh and Artistic Director to The Young Lyceum. In 1979 he returned to Ireland and became script editor at The Abbey Theatre. He is the author of a number of stage, radio and television plays.

Assistant Producer

Play Title Playwright
At Bantry James McKenna

Stage Director

Play Title Playwright
Cemented With Love Tomás Mac Anna Sam Thompson
Adapted from Thompson's teleplay of the same name which was first broadcast on the BBC in 1965.

Script Editor

Play Title Playwright
The Deadman's Beard Micheál Lovett