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Adios Amigos

A play about Cork


  • Playwright

    Johnny Hanrahan 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Nikolai Gogol

  • Author Notes

    A samba musical based on The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol.
  • Synopsis

    In Gogol's play, the dispossessed are shopkeepers, in Adios Amigos they are Nori Indians. In both cases, the statement is the same - a centralised political system, hijacked by a particular section of society, inevitably becomes corrupt and inefficient and dehumanises the luckless majority.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Miguel Steve Blount
Antonio Kieran Ahern
Anna Fiona Peek
Salvadore Conor Tallon
Carlos Michael McAuliffe
Pedro Maurice Sheehan
The Opera Singer Miriam O'Callaghan
Ancestral Spirit Miriam O'Callaghan
The Dancer Daire O'Dunlaing
The Postmaster John Twomey
Hernandez John Twomey
Nori Indian A John Twomey
Nori Indian B Barry Burke
O'Malley Liam O'Raghallaigh
The Whiskery Priest Liam O'Raghallaigh
Garcia Niall Marron
Fernandez Diarmuid Marron
The Holy Man Tony Sheehan
Maria Shirley McCarthy
Production Team  
Director John Browne
Set Designer Inge Van Doorslaer
Set Designer John Browne
Lighting Designer Cormac Sheridan
Costume Designer Deirdre Murphy
Costume Assistant Mags Mulholland
Costume Assistant Joy Jared
Sound Pete Brennan
Group Choreography Tina Horan
Music by John Browne
Musician Michael O'Callaghan
Musician Johnny O'Donnell
Musician Brian Hyland
Musician Diarmuid Marron
Musician Niall Marron
Musician John Browne
Production Manager Maura O'Keeffe
Stage Manager Jas Kaminski
Set Construction Declan O'Mullane
Set Construction Jack Healy
Set Construction Tony Henderson
PR Jean Kearney
Graphic Design Bite! Associates
Photography Carmel Cleary
Solo Choreography Daire O'Dunlaing
Administrator Mary Moggan
Administrator Maura O'Keeffe

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Johnny Hanrahan

  • Address

    c/o Revere
    South Douglas
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

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