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The Feast Of Lupercal


  • Playwright

    Paddy Scully  Michael McKnight 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Brian Moore (3)

  • Author Notes

    An adaptation of the original novel by Brian Moore.
  • Setting

    Belfast, 1957.

  • Synopsis

    It is 1957 and Dev is as happy as a sandboy in his own dull way. A well-respected teacher of English Literature at a very prestigious Belfast College for boys, he has not a care in the world. Then one fateful night Una comes into his life and goes off like a firework.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original productio for details. In the original production eight child actors were also used.

Original Production

Original Cast  
McDade Alan McKee
Una Clarke Farrell Fleming
Fr McSwiney Sean Caffrey
Dan Cavanaugh Sean Caffrey
Mrs Dempsey Laura Hughes
Miss Craig Laura Hughes
Kathleen Boland Laura Hughes
Waitress Laura Hughes
Diarmuid Devine Toby Byrne
Tim Heron J.J. Murphy
Parton J.J. Murphy
Tony Moloney Alan McKee
The President John Keyes
Production Team  
Director L.B. Hallinan
Designer Frank Quinn
Sound Louis Edmondson
Stage Manager Angela McClune
Stage Manager Debbie Rymer

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    Belfast Theatre Company

  • Address


Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Belfast Theatre Company

  • Address


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer.