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A Miracle in Ballymore


  • Playwright

    Brian Foster 

  • Setting

    Ballymore Parochial House. Christmas Week, 1999.

  • Synopsis

    A fourteen-year-old schoolgirl's claim to have seen the Blessed Virgin enflames church politics, tested beliefs and power mongering in the herein idyllic little parish of Ballymore. The elderly parish priest, Father Edward D'Arcy, and his lifelong housekeeper, Tilly Ryan, come under pressure to cover up the story in order to safeguard the anonymity of Ballymore and the embarrassment to the Church. A battle between D'Arcy and his church superiors ensues.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Collins John Hewitt
Kathleen Sarah-Jane Drummey
Joanne Mary McEvoy
Tilly Anna Manahan
D'Arcy Des Manahan
Rock Michael Hayes (1)
Production Team  
Director Paul Brennan (1)
Designer Moggie Douglas
Lighting Designer Jim Daly
Costume Designer Mona Manahan
Musician Caroline Senior
Assistant Lighting Designer Andrew Cummins
Production Manager Liz Honan
Stage Manager John Grubb
Sound Technician Richard Meagher
Sound Technician Dave Curran
Set Construction Joe Lonergan
Set Construction Charlie Gambrell
Scenic Artist Sinead Fox
Scenic Artist Ben Hennessy
Crew Joe Lonergan
Crew Charlie Gambrell
Crew Dave Curran
PR Blue Chip Marketing and Events
Graphic Design Intacta Print
Graphic Design Ben Hennessy
Photography Gerry O'Carroll
Advertising Paddy Greene
Administrator Aine Sheil
Administrator Catherine Collins

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    Red Kettle Theatre Company

  • Address

    Central Hall, 123a Parade Quay, The Viking Triangle
    Co. Waterford
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)51 879 688

  • Email


  • Website


Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Brian Foster

  • Address

    47 Clarendon Manor
    BT48 7TH
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    02871 363108

  • Email


Source Of Information

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