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The Big Wall


  • Playwright

    Bob Kelly 

  • Synopsis

    Set in Sligo at the brink of the war, the bustling port town seethes with undercurrents of violence and discontent. The Crannmore Hotel - Sligo Gaol - is bursting at the seams with revolutionaries, lunatics and debtors. The Big Wall makes a moving journey into the past to uncover the secrets behind the walls of Sligo Gaol. 

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Notes

    The cast for the first production included 30 amateur and 20 youth theatre performers.


  • Date of First Production

    26 May 2016

  • Producer

    Produced by Hawk’s Well

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Site-specific production at Sligo Courthouse and Sligo Gaol.

Original Cast  
Performer Maggie Kilcoyne
Performer Ciaran McCauley
Performer Clare Monnelly
Performer Miriam Needham
Performer Bryan Quinn
Performer Julie Sharkey
Production Team  
Director Bob Kelly
Producer Marie O' Byrne
Production Manager Maurice Power
Costumes Dark Daughter Productions
Associate Producer Deirdre Melvin
Associate Producer Maeve McGowan
Scenic Assistant Ceola McGowan
Graphic Design Nigel Gallagher
Researcher Gary Burke
Photography & Videography Colin Gillen




The information for this listing was taken from the play's original production programme with additional information supplied by the author.