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Horseman Pass By


  • Playwright

    Daniel Magee 

  • Setting

    Belfast in the early 1970's.

  • Synopsis

    A brief interlude in the lives of the Quinn family, whose lives are being poisoned by the elder son's paramilitary activities.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    27 September 1983

  • Producer

    Produced by Platform Theatre Group

  • Original Venue

    Lyric Theatre

  • Venue Notes

    First presented at the Ormonde Hotel, Dublin.

Original Cast  
Brendan Quinn Peter Gowen
Bobby Kelly Joseph Campbell (1)
Soldier Joseph Campbell (1)
Paddy Quinn Tony Dowling
Sergeant Fintan McKeown
Seamus Maguire Brendan O'Kelly
Soldier Brendan O'Kelly
Patrick Quinn Marcus O'Higgins
Harry Sampson Shay Ledwidge
Mrs Kelly Alison Deegan
Mrs Quinn Mary Bates
Production Team  
Director Jacqui Dickson
Set Designer Peter Gowen
Lighting Designer Peter Gowen
Stage Manager Marcus O'Higgins
Stage Manager Brendan O'Kelly
Lighting Operator Gerry Nolan
Sound Operator Gerry Nolan
Stage Carpenter Joe Stritch
Stage Carpenter John Stritch
Chief Electrician Jimmy Nolan

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Theatre Ireland Magazine (6)

  • Year


  • Published By

    Theatre Ireland Ltd.

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • ISBN

    ISSN: 0263 6344

Rights Information

  • Not Found

Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from Theatre Ireland magazine, issue six.