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Howling Moons, Silent Sons


  • Playwright

    Deirdre Hines 

  • Synopsis

    Howling Moons, Silent Sons is a coming-of-age drama set in Northern Ireland which explores the intimate burden of a child made adult before her time: a young girl’s life is distorted by the dreadful secrets of the house in which she lives.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Daddy Doherty Brendan Ellis
Cormac Peter Ballance
Cathleen Kathy Downes
Kell Paul Hickey
Siubhan Doherty Clodagh O'Donoghue
Tramp Lady Caroline Gray
Nora Janice McAdam
Mammy Doherty Geraldine Plunkett
Production Team  
Director Jim Culleton
Set Designer Fiona Leech
Set Designer Fiona Whelan
Lighting Designer Peter Dorney
Costume Designer Lynne Maguire
Sound Dave O'Brien (2)
Lighting Assistant Niamh Hughes
Stage Manager Suzanne O'Halloran
Set Construction Galaxy Construction
Graphic Design The Graphiconies/ Public Communications Centre
Photography Colm Henry
Administrator Kate Hyland

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Fishamble/Pigsback First Plays

  • Year


  • Published By

    New Island Books

  • Address

    2 Brookside, Dundrum Road
    Dublin 14
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 298 9937

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was supplied by a member of Fishamble Theatre Company.