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An Phortráid


  • Playwright

    Dara Ó Conaola 

  • Synopsis

    A comedy about a dog and a cat. An extension is being added to the house and everybody has plans for the new space. The woman of the house, in particular, has decided it will be a studio for her herself where she will paint the animal portrait she has been talking about for years. There is even talk of an exhibition in the National Gallery. The dog and the cat are very interested in who might be selected as a subject for this portrait and they compete with each other for the affections of this great artist!

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts



  • Date of First Production


  • Producer

    Produced by An Taibhdhearc

  • Original Venue

    An Taibhdhearc

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Scríobhadh an dráma seo le haghaidh comóradh 75 bliain na Taibhdheirce.

Original Cast  
Aisteoir Ann Marie Horan
Aisteoir Darach Mac Con Iomaire
Aisteoir Lara Ní Chathmhaoil
Aisteoir Darach Ó Dubháin
Aisteoir Linda Bhreathnach
Aisteoir Niall Mac Donnchadha
Production Team  
Set Designer Matthew Guinnane
Lighting Designer Mike Byrne
Costume Designer Doreen McKenna (1)
Music Arranged by Julien Dorgere
Masks Pauline Ryan
Production Manager Darach Mac Con Iomaire
Stage Manager Róisín Ní Chadhain
Set Construction Bill Wright
Set Construction Peter Casby
Set Construction Máirtín de Nuinseáin
Set Construction Vanessa Daws
Programme Design Vincent Murphy
Poster Designer Vincent Murphy
Photography Aengus McMahon
Publicity Brigid Bhreathnach
Publicity Emer Ní Chualáin


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