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The Arts Council Playography Na Gaeilge


Carolyn Swift

1923 - 2002

Born in London, Swift came to Dublin in 1946 to join Anew McMaster's company at the Gate Theatre. In 1953 she founded, with Alan Simpson, the Pike Theatre, for which she wrote seven late-night intimate revues, 'The Follies'. In 1961 she joined RTE, writing, adapting and editing plays for the drama and children's departments. She wrote for radio, and she wrote four screenplays and childrens books in the 'Robbers' series as well as her autobiography, 'Stage by Stage'.

Company Jobs

Job Title Company
Founder The Pike Theatre

Playwriting Credits

Play Title Playwright
Lady G Carolyn Swift

Managing Director

Play Title Playwright
She Sits Smiling Ernest Gébler
The Surprise G. K . Chesterton

Assistant Producer

Play Title Playwright
The Quare Fellow Brendan Behan


Play Title Playwright
The Scatterin' James McKenna