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The Bridge Below the Town


  • Playwright

    Patrick McCabe 

  • Setting

    A small town in an Irish Border county. Most of the action takes place in flashback to the 1950s and 1960s.

  • Synopsis

    A surreal, phantasmagoric look at the snobberies and religious tensions of small-town life, focusing mainly on the reveries of Golly Murray, a Protestant who married a Catholic and whose intellectually handicapped son has died.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Multiple roles for all in cast, except for role of Golly Murray


Original Cast  
Golly Murray Catherine Walsh (1)
McElroy Gina Moxley
Mrs Miniter Gina Moxley
Toots Janet Moran
Blossom Foster Janet Moran
Sr Magdalena Janet Moran
Mr Cleere Damien Devaney
Jemmy 'the Buck' Reilly Damien Devaney
Patsy Malcolm Adams
Fr Hand Malcolm Adams
Hope Lorna Quinn
Fiona Bunn Lorna Quinn
Mrs Boo Lorna Quinn
Production Team  
Director Padraic McIntyre
Set Feargal Donnelly
Set Micky McGuirk
Lighting Barry McKinney
Costume Designer Fiona Ryan
Sound Designer Cormac Carroll
Choreographer Olwen Grindley
Stage Manager Sharon Payne
Lighting Operator Paddy Farrelly
PR Trina McCann
Poster and Programme Design Ronan Ward



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Marianne Gunn O'Connor Literary Agency

  • Address

    Morrisson Chambers, Suite 17
    32 Nassau Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.