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The Scatterin'


  • Playwright

    James McKenna 

  • Setting

    Set in Dublin in the late fifties.

  • Synopsis

    A musical play about Irish Emigration against the backdrop of the Teddyboy era.

  • Play Type

    Musical Theatre

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



  • Date of First Production

    14 September 1960

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Oscar Lewenstein in assocaiation with Michael White as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.

  • Producer

    Produced by The Pike Theatre

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Premiered in the Abbey Lecture Hall, Dublin.

Original Cast  
Sue Raftery Eileen Colgan
Patzer Noel Sheridan
Jemmo Charles Roberts
Tony Tony Doyle
Conn Gilbert McIntyre
The Bird √Čamon Brennan
Maeve Colette Dunne
Woman from Tourist Board Maureen Halligan
John John Billy Boyle
Maura Audrey Corr
Ould Rock Bill Beasley
Ticket Collector P. Beaumont
Sergeant Denis Hickey
Policeman Peter Lawless
Production Team  
Co-Director Alan Simpson
Co-Director Carolyn Swift
Designer John Ryan(4)
Lighting Designer Captain Kelly
Choreographer Patricia Ryan
Music Arranged by A J Potter
Stage Manager Maureen Halligan
Props Master Liam Briarty


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