Playography is currently undergoing an essential rebuild, technical update and maintenance. All updates are on hold until the rebuild is complete. We are continuing to work hard in the background and are still accepting submissions which will be complete in Autumn 2023. For more information visit ITI's website.


Printer Friendly

An Cóta Mór Bespoke


  • Playwright

    Seán Ó Carra 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Wolf Mankowitz 

  • Author Notes

    Aistriúchán ar 'The Bespoke Overcoat'

  • Synopsis

    The tailor Morry tells us that his friend Fenster is dead and he re-enacts a conversation with a friend about making him an overcoat. Before Morry can finish the coat, however, poor Fender is sacked by his boss Ranting and he catches a cold which kills him. Now Fenster is back from "down there" and he is still determined to get his coat- only this time, it's going to be Ranting's.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male



  • Date of First Production

    16 May 1976

  • Production Notes

    Ceann de thrí ghearrdráma a léiríodh ar an oíche chéanna faoin gcnuastheideal 'Daoirse'.

  • Producer

    Produced by An Taibhdhearc

  • Original Venue

    An Taibhdhearc

Original Cast  
Cléireach Séamus Ó Nualláin
Fender Pádraig Ó hÉanaí
Morry Seán Stafford
Ranting Antóin Ó Bruadair
Production Team  
Producer Loretta Ní Cheallaigh


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    An Taibhdhearc

  • Address

    19 An tSráid Láir/19 Middle Street
    Galway City / Cathair na Gaillimhe
    Co. Galway
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

  • Website


Fuarthas an t-eolas seo ón gclár don chéad léiriú agus ón leabhrán 'Na Drámaí a Léiríodh i dTaibhdhearc na Gaillimhe 1928-2003' a d’fhoilsigh NUIG.