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A Moving Destiny


  • Playwright

    Deirdre Hines 

  • Synopsis

    The story of four generations of a family, living on an illegal camping site. Kate and Mikey, the great-grandparents, take us back through history as we follow the myriad journeys of two gangs of children, 'the Wagonettes' and 'the Boulderheads', through to their futures.

  • 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

    15 April 1996

  • Production Notes

    When this play was produced the company was known simply as 'Yew Theatre Company'.
  • Producer

    Produced by Yew Tree Theatre

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Premiered at The Building Theatre, Ballina, Co. Mayo.

Original Cast  
Old Kate Helena Bereen
Suit Two Fiona York
Biddy Collins Katie Moynagh
Pearl Collins Catriona Hinds
Jimmy (aka The News of the World) Oweny Boyle
Annie (aka News of the World) Susan Boyle
Mikey (aka Jackdaw) Tommy Lawrence
Maggie (aka Linnet) Mary Kelly (1)
Old Mikey Mark Mulholland
Ticket Inspector Eamon Rohan
Suit One Eamon Rohan
Guard Eamon Rohan
Helen Ber O'Hara
Bus Passenger Fiona York
Production Team  
Director Pierre Campos
Set Designer Irene O'Brien
Lighting Designer Gerard Meagher
Costume Designer Monica Ennis

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was supplied by a member of Yew Tree Theatre Company.