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Sheep, Shite and Desolation


  • Playwright

    Nell McCafferty 

  • Notes

    Presented as part of The Passion Machine's Songs of The Reaper programme. Sheep, Shite and Desolation was part of Block Two, which also included 'Where the Heart is' by Michael Harding, 'Babies and Bathwater' by Brendan Gleeson, and 'Between Venus and Mars' by Antoine รณ Flatharta (all listed separately).

  • Synopsis

    An exploration of the Irish Countrywoman's Association, based upon the author's experiences living in a remote area of Co. Cork. Having found fault with the ICA in the past, particularly the conservative attitude to feminist sexual politics within the organisation, as a member McCafferty experienced "womanly consolation" and revised her views.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Performer Marie Conmee
Production Team  
Director Patrick Sutton
Designer Brien Vahey
Lighting Designer Megan Sheppard
Festival Director Anne Gately
Music written and performed by John Dunne (1)
Production Manager Pat Byrne
Stage Director Phill McCaughey
Stage Manager Sinead Connolly
Stage Manager Una Flanagan
Wardrobe Mistress Vera Patterson
Graphic Design Val Mercier
Tailor Mick Geraghty
Company Artistic Director Paul Mercier

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

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