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The Crack and the Whip


  • Playwright

    Colin Teevan 

  • Synopsis

    A comic story of low standards in high places. Shem MacMór is the wastrel son of the dying Mayor and local T.D. The Bren O'Donoghue, County Secretary and Corkman, has plans for young Shem. In Mrs Quigley's bar, with debauched Uncle Jack and streetwise O'Níon, the conspiracy begins. But Doxy the barmaid has plans of her own.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



  • Date of First Production

    21 October 1997

  • Producer

    Produced by Galloglass Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    This play opened at the White Memorial Theatre, Clonmel as part of an extensive tour. The venue is no longer in operation.

Original Cast  
The Bren O'Donoghue Donncha Crowley
Shem Mac Mór John Bergin
Ronan O'Níon Marc Dylan
Jack Phoenix Gary Lilburn
Mrs Quigley Ann O'Neill
Doxy Quigley Catherine Punch
Production Team  
Director Liam Halligan
Set Designer Catherine Mulvihill
Lighting Designer Stephen McManus
Costume Designer Kathy Kavanagh
Musical Director Laura Forrest-Hay
Rehearsal Musician Joe O'Farrell
Production Manager Siobhan Hayden Hinsley
Tour Manager Janet Harris
Stage Manager Siobhan Hayden Hinsley
Rehearsal Stage Manager Janet Harris
Technician Trevor Ahearn
Scenic Artist Ruth Brennan
Carpenter Mark O'Brien (1)
Carpenter Tobias Oertel




The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer.