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  • Playwright

    Jim Nolan 

  • Setting

    Ballintra, A Seaside Village in Southern Ireland. Easter 1991.

  • Synopsis

    At Easter a small village's Protestant Church is closing due to a fall off in the numbers attending Sunday services. Meanwhile the incorrigible McKeever persists against the odds with an amateur Shakespeare production which produces a magical transformation in the lives of six ordinary people.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Bridget Clare Dowling
Elizabeth Langton Jenni Ledwell
Rev. John Langton John Hewitt
Griffin Brendan Conroy
McKeever Tom Hickey
Michael Frank McCusker
Production Team  
Director Ben Barnes
Designer Ben Hennessy
Lighting Designer Roger Frith
Music by John White
Production Manager Jim Doran (1)
Stage Manager Liam Meagher
Assistant Stage Manager Ailish Kimber
Technician Paul Tucker
Lighting Operator Jim Daly
Sound Operator Stephen Ryan (2)
Set Construction A&P Joinery
Set Construction John Murray
Scenic Artist Ben Hennessy
Wardrobe Mona Manahan
Crew Michael Oates
Crew Stephen Ryan (2)
PR T.V. Honan
Graphic Design Bite! Associates
Photography Barbara Egan
Hair by Mary Coppinger
Administrator Miriam Dunne

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Gallery Press

  • Address

    Co. Meath
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)49 8541779

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

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