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The Red Shoes


  • Playwright

    Nancy Harris 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Hans Christian Andersen 

  • Synopsis

    An orphan girl, adopted by a wealthy Dublin family, is given a pair of beautiful red shoes. At first it appears her dreams have come true… but appearances can be very deceptive.

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Original Cast  
Ensemble Muirne Bloomer
Ensemble Muiris Crowley
Karen Stephanie Dufresne
Ensemble Stephanie Dufresne
Mags Rosaleen Linehan
Ensemble Rosaleen Linehan
Prince Paul Mescal
Ensemble Paul Mescal
Clive Robbie O'Connor
Ensemble Robbie O'Connor
Mariella Nugent Marion O'Dwyer
Ensemble Marion O'Dwyer
Sylvestor David Pearse
Priest David Pearse
Ensemble David Pearse
Bob Nugent Owen Roe
Ensemble Owen Roe
Ensemble Raymond Scannell
Production Team  
Director Selina Cartmell
Set & Costume Designer Monica Frawley
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Choreographer Liz Roche
Composer Marc Teitler
Associate Director Maisie Lee
Associate Designer Katie Davenport
Stage Manager Clare Howe
Assistant Stage Manager Emma Coen
Assistant Stage Manager Lucie Ryan Donnelly
Costume Supervisor Sinéad Lawlor
Wardrobe Dresser Ciara Fleming
Wardrobe Dresser Caoimhe Whelan
Hair & Make-Up Susan Kenny
Hair & Make-Up Mary Therese-Byrne
Set Construction Theatre Production Services (TPS)
Scenic Artist Sandra Butler
Costume Construction Denise Assas
Costume Construction Corinna Govin
Costume Construction Gill Howard
Costume Construction Anne O'Mahoney
Tailor Gillian Carew
Tailor Denis Darcy
Puppet Maker Ger Clancy



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