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Here Come Cowboys


  • Playwright

    Colin Teevan 

  • Notes

    A play for post-primary school students.

  • Synopsis

    Here Comes Cowboys is set in the larger than life world of clowns, where cruelty and comedy are mirror images of each other. In the course of the play generations and mythologies collide, cinema takes on literature, Jesse James confronts Oisín, and Yeats and Joyce joust with True Grit.

    Here Come Cowboys looks at the games young people play. It explores how young people exploit each other and how they can pick on the weakest. It examines peer pressure, isolation, and the real fears that young people have concerning the savage games that they play.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
The O'Neill Don Foley
Eriu Dawn Bradfield
Macker Alan Mooney
Fitzer John Desmond
Production Team  
Director Patrick Sutton
Designer Theresia Guschlbauer
Assistant Director Donagh Deeney
Company Manager Pauline Donnelly
Production Manager Pauline Donnelly
Education Officer Vincent Dempsey
Administrator Tom Coghlan
Company Artistic Director Patrick Sutton

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the teachers' information pack for the original production.