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Greta Garbo Came to Donegal


  • Playwright

    Frank McGuinness 

  • Setting

    Donegal, 1967.

  • Synopsis

    Ireland is on the verge of violent change, two couples are on the verge of ending, a woman tries to save her family, a girl tries to save her future. Above it all but in the midst of things, determining what happens next, is the loveliest and loneliest of all women, the great Garbo. But when the gods arrive, they can cause havoc, not least to themselves, as the divine Greta learns.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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Original Cast  
James Hennessy Owen McDonnell
Paulie Hennessy Michelle Fairley
Sylvia Hennessy Angeline Ball
Colette Hennessy Lisa Diveney
Harry Caulfield Tom McKay
Matthew Dover Daniel Gerroll
Greta Garbo Caroline Lagerfelt
Production Team  
Director Nicolas Kent
Designer Robert Jones (1)
Lighting Designer Matthew Eagland
Sound Designer Tom Lishman
Choreographer Nicola Treherne
Fight Director Brent Young
Press Officer Emma Holland ( for Premier PR)
Press Officer Janine Shalom ( for Premier PR)
Assistant Designer Al Turner
Company Manager Lizzie Chapman
Production Manager Shaz McGee
Rehearsal Stage Manager Sue Ellicott
Deputy Stage Manager Charlotte Padgham
Assistant Stage Manager Nicola Donithorn
Production Assistant Ria O'Brien
Costume Supervisor Sydney Florence
Production Photography Tristram Kenton
Dialect Coach Tim Charrington
Casting Suzanne Crowley
Casting Gilly Poole
Assistant to Director Ben Bennett



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mel Kenyon, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

  • Address

    Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street
    London W1F 8GQ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7287 4450

  • Email


The information for this entry was taken from the published playscript.