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The Star Child and Other Stories


  • Playwright

    Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Oscar Wilde

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from Oscar Wilde's original short stories.
  • Synopsis

    Three of Oscar Wilde's classic fairy tales - The Star Child, The Happy Prince and The Selfish Giant - are woven together and adapted for the stage.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    The original production also featured a number of puppets which were operated by the cast.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Vixen Noelle Brown (1)
Falcon Barry Barnes
Deer Fergal McElherron
Wolf Arthur Riordan
Hare Nicole Rourke
Linnet Sarah-Jane Drummey
Bear Gerard Walsh
Production Team  
Director Bairbre NĂ­ Chaoimh
Set Designer Chisato Yoshimi
Lighting Designer Paul O'Neill
Producer Irma McLoughlin
Costume Designer Kei Ito
Sound Designer Trevor Knight
Composer Trevor Knight
Puppet Design and Construction Clodagh McCormick
Puppet Design and Construction John McCormick
Masks Julie-Rose McCormick
Assistant Producer Annaleese McNamara
Production Manager Des Kenny
Stage Director Casey Norton
Stage Manager Conor Mullan
Set Construction Theatre Production Services
Graphic Design Alphabet Soup
Photography Tom Lawlor (1)
Education/Outreach Co-ordinator Mark O'Brien (2)
Company Artistic Director Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy

  • Address

    Co. Tipperary
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

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