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  • Playwright

    Mike Finn 

  • Synopsis

    Pigtown is a theatrical journey through the history of 20th-century Limerick, seen through the eyes of one man. On the morning of his death, Tommy wanders the streets of Limerick meeting characters from his life and times as scenes from his past take shape before him. Pigtown travels up and down the twentieth century visiting incidents famous and forgotten, including the Emergency, the 'Limerick Soviet' and the Boer War.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Elsa Reininger Joan Sheehy
Assumpta Doran Amanda Minihan
Mrs. Sheehan Amanda Minihan
Boy 3 Pat Ryan
Peter Pat Ryan
Tommy Brendan Conroy
Paddy Rat Richie Ryan
Edward Richie Ryan
Fr. Neill Richie Ryan
Child Fiona McElroy
Billy Dynamite Myles Breen
Fr. Kennedy Myles Breen
Mary Walsh Joan Sheehy
John Liam O'Brien
Boy 1 Liam O'Brien
Al Dubbin Liam O'Brien
Jimmy Liam O'Brien
Sgt. Fogarty Mike Finn
Scottish Soldier Cormac Costello
Fred Keeney Cormac Costello
Boy 2 Myles Breen
Nuala Rafferty Fiona McElroy
Production Team  
Director Terry Devlin
Set Designer Dolores Lyne
Lighting Designer Gerard Meagher
Costumes Jacquie Fitzpatrick
Administration Assistant Niamh Ryan
Set Construction Pat Buckley
Set Construction Philip Delamere
Set Construction Dermot O'Brien
Scenic Artist Grace O'Meara
Scenic Artist Caroline Kingston
Scenic Artist Jacqueline Roche
Poster Designer Clodagh Twomey
Photography Arthur Gough
Model Maker Aine Lawless
Model Maker Sharon Lynch
Administrator Conor Nolan (1)

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mike Finn

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer. Additional information was supplied by Island Theatre Company.