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Oiliúint Skinny Spew


  • Playwright

    Bríd Ní Chatháin  Trevor Ó Clochartaigh 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Howard Brenton 

  • Author Notes

    Aistriúchán ar 'The Education of Skinny Spew'

  • Synopsis

    This play is based on the life of a young boy, from his birth to the murder of his parents, his experiences in an orphanage until he escapes and reverts to his life before birth.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts

    Series of short individual plays

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes



  • Date of First Production

    07 April 1991

  • Producer

    Produced by Na Fánaithe

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Léiríodh an dráma den chéad uair i Halla na Rinne, Port Láirge mar chuid de shraith dhrámaí dár teideal 'Babóga'.

Original Cast  
Athair Diarmuid de Faoite
Skinny Spew Ethel de Búrca
Máthair Yvonne Ní Bhairéad
Production Team  
Director Séamus Ó Scanláin
Designer Bushy Sleeman
Producer Trevor Ó Clochartaigh
Production Manager Colm Mac Carlúis
Set Construction Shane Mac Pháidín
Set Construction Máirtín Ó Daineachair
Puppet/Mask Creator Pat Bracken
Publicity Eibhlín Seoighe
Education Officer Róisín Ní Ghabháin


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