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  • Playwright

    Peter Sheridan 

  • Synopsis

    Emigrants explores the cause and results of the massive emigration from Ireland to England in the 19th century. The short trip across the Irish sea was seen by many as the only escape from death.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    05 September 1978

  • Production Notes

    Produced by the Pirate Jenny Theatre Company.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First produced at the Clifden Labour Club, Blackpool, England. The production subsequently transferred to the Royal Court, London and The Project Arts Centre, Dublin.

Original Cast  
Mr. Furey Tom Jordan
Sir William Russell Waters
Trevelyan Desmond Stokes
Davis Desmond Stokes
Lil Lynda Rooke
Maurya Nora Connolly
Charles Tim Munro
Edward Tim Munro
Mrs Furey Laurie Morton
Michael Pat Peter Mac Neill
Punch Michael McKevitt
Father Farrelly Michael McKevitt
Ronan Gerard Mannix Flynn
O'Brien Shane Connaughton
Scarecrow Peter Sheridan
Cockney Bill Tom Jordan
Major Russell Waters
Production Team  
Director Jim Sheridan
Designer Wendy Shea
Lighting Designer Peter Cox
Costumes Lindie Hemmings
Set Construction Brian Power
Wardrobe Taffy Miller
Administrator Gerry Rees

Published Scripts

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  • Year


  • Published By

    Irish Writers' Co-Operative

  • Address

    AKA Co-Op Books
    Republic of Ireland

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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Peter Sheridan

  • Address

    70 Celtic Park Avenue
    Dublin 9
    Republic of Ireland

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published play text.