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  • Playwright

    Deirdre Kinahan 

  • Setting

    A small cottage in Co. Meath, May Eve, 2001.

  • Synopsis

    It is May Eve, a traditional Irish pagan festival, and Knocknashee is alive with magic, mayhem, merriment and menace. Patrick Annan, a physically disabled artist, Brigid Carey, a recovering drug addict, and Hughie Dolan, a lonely rural misfit are drawn together to celebrate by the forces of this forgotten culture. Whilst these three extraordinary people seek friendship, solace and even love, the unforgiving landscape threatens to disgorge a terrible secret.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Patrick Annan Nabil Shaban
Hughie Dolan Joseph M. Kelly
Brigid Carey Mary Murray
Production Team  
Director Maureen Collender
Designer Robert Lane
Lighting Designer Lee Davis
Music Composed by Eanna Hickey
Production Manager Rita Gray
Stage Manager Marjolijn Venema
Poster Designer Robert Shaw
Visual Artist Jacqueline Carey
Visual Artist Padraig Naughton
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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer.