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Jack Magee and the Devils Three


  • Playwright

    Fergus Fay 

  • Adapted From Notes

    Adapted from the folk tale "The Three Wishes" by James Butler.

  • Setting

    The action of the play takes place in rural Ireland a long time ago.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



  • Date of First Production

    22 May 1989

  • Producer

    Produced by Pooka Children's Theatre

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Performed at An Geantraí Folk Theatre in Monkstown, Co. Dublin. 

Original Cast  
Jack Magee Violet Dunne
His Tool Bag Susan Church
His Armchair Mary Coyne
His Apple Tree Tom O'Brien
Patsy Flynn Padraig Murray
Mrs O'Brien Mary Coyne
Mr Tynan Tom O'Brien
Mrs Lafferty Susan Church
The Old Man Frank Smith
Senor Demonio (2nd Assistant Devil) Frank Smith
Micko Melia (1st Assistant Devil) Tom O'Brien
Old Nick Himself Padraig Murray
Production Team  
Composer Marian McEvoy
Costume Designer Brigid Heneghan
Costume Maker Brigid Heneghan
Set Designer Margaret Biggs
Set Designer Fergus Fay
Set Construction Margaret Biggs
Set Construction Fergus Fay
Masks Robert Lane
Director Fergus Fay


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Fergus Fay

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


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