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Alone It Stands


  • Playwright

    John Breen 

  • Synopsis

    Alone It Stands tells the tale of Munster Rugby Team's legendary victory over New Zealand's mighty All Blacks in Thomond Park, Limerick in 1978. In the play six actors play 62 roles including the Munster team, the Kiwis, the two coaches, the ref, the crowd, the press, a pregnant woman, several children and a dog.

  • 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 September 1999

  • Producer

    Produced by Yew Tree Theatre

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Premiered at the Waterpark Rugby Club, Waterford.

Original Cast  
Various Characters Gerry McCann
Various Characters Ciaran McMahon
Various Characters Conor Delaney
Various Characters Malcolm Adams
Various Characters Niamh McGrath
Various Characters Karl Quinn
Production Team  
Director John Breen
Lighting Designer Gerard Meagher
Costume Designer Jacquie Fitzpatrick

Rights Information

Source Of Information

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