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Petty Sessions


  • Playwright

    Bernard Farrell 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Dion Boucicault

  • Author Notes

    Based on Dion Boucicault's 'Forbidden Fruit'
  • Setting

    Dublin, December 1899.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In the original production additional unspecified parts were played by cast members and six children were also used .

Original Production

Original Cast  
Conductor Ted Sheehy
Bunny Logan Philip O'Sullivan
James Desmond Perry
Maud Baker Maire O'Neill (2)
Seamus Logan Godfrey Quigley
Podd Dermot Tuohy
Delilah Billie Morton
Cabbie John Lawson
Passenger Paul Moore (2)
Passenger Gay Harding
William Baker Clive Geraghty
Passenger Christopher Neary
Zulu Fiona Mac Anna
Passenger Bronagh Taggart
Sheila Catherine Byrne (1)
Passenger Philip Hardy
Josephine Logan Ingrid Craigie
Victor Tom Hickey
Arthur Logan Malcolm Douglas
Annie Logan Joan O'Hara
Jack Des Cave
Passenger Alison Deegan
Passenger Rosemary Krotschmer
Production Team  
Director Joe Dowling
Designer Bronwen Casson
Lighting Leslie Scott
Sound Nuala Golden
Composer Jim Doherty
Design Assistant Marie Driscoll
Design Assistant Blaithin Sheerin
Production Manager Brian Collins
Stage Director Rhona Woodcock
Stage Manager John Andrews
Props Master Stephen Molloy
Lighting Operator Mick Doyle (2)
Set Construction Mark Darley
Set Construction Maurice Deegan
Set Construction Paddy Rose
Scenic Artist Eddie Doyle(1)
Wardrobe Supervisor Anne Cave
Wardrobe Assistant Kitty Casey
Wardrobe Assistant Lily Norton
Wardrobe Assistant Imelda Carroll
Photography Fergus Bourke

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    Rosica Colin Ltd.

  • Address

    1 Clareville Grove Mews
    London SW7 5AH

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7370 1080

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Rosica Colin Ltd.

  • Address

    1 Clareville Grove Mews
    London SW7 5AH

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7370 1080

Source Of Information

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