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The Lost Days of Ollie Deasy


  • Playwright

    Mikel Murfi 

  • Author Notes

    Created by Macnas and Mikel Murfi
  • Synopsis

    Loosely based on Homer's Odyssey, The Lost Days of Ollie Deasy tells the story of Terry Deasy who embarks on an odyssey throughout rural Ireland in search of his long-lost father, Ollie, a former hurling hero who single-handedly won the All Ireland final with an incredible display of hurling in 1964.

  • Play Type

    Physical/Devised Theatre

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In the original production ten actors played multiple characters.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Various Characters Daniel Guinnane
Various Characters Triona Lillis
Various Characters Eileen Gibbons
Various Characters Gavin Morgan
Various Characters Rachael Devir
Various Characters Gary McSweeney
Various Characters Helen Gregg
Various Characters Hillary Kavanagh
Various Characters Midie Corcoran
Various Characters Robert Smith
Production Team  
Director Mikel Murfi
Design Consultant Patrick O'Reilly
Set Peter Nelson
Lighting Designer David Murphy (2)
Costume Designer Margaret Linnane
Composer Louis Lovett
Musical Director Louis Lovett
Musician Mark Wilkins
Musician Louis Lovett
Musician Hugh O'Byrne
Special Effects Designer Mike Regan
Assistant Director Judith Higgins
Stage Manager Lycette Yuill
Props Master Tommy Casby
Lighting Operator Michael Murray (1)
Sound Operator Alex Fernie
Scenic Artist Dean Kelly
Electrical Effects Jim Faulkner
Graphic Design Paul Callanan
Photography Dieter Auner

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Not Available

Source Of Information

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