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The Man In The Iron Mask


  • Playwright

    Joe O'Byrne 

  • Synopsis

    The play is an exploration of what happens to a man when he has been incarcerated for a long time, even though he has committed no real crime. The play was inspired by the situation of hostages held in Lebanon, such as Brian Keenan, and uses the basic image from the Dumas novel to explore this.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Mask 2 Mal Whyte
Mask 1 Gerard Byrne
Woman Katherine Murphy
Man Stephen Ryan (1)
Production Team  
Director Rebecca Roper
Set Designer Markus Thonett
Set Designer Pat McGrath
Lighting Designer Paul O'Neill
Producer Joe O'Byrne
Costume Designer Allison Byrne
Costume Designer Orla O'Brien
Sound Yvonne Donnelly
Composer Michael Seaver
Assistant Director Michael McCabe
Mask Design Pat McGrath
Mask Design Markus Thonett
Production Manager David Butler
Stage Manager Paula Tierney
Assistant Stage Manager Susie Sheil
Lighting Operator Ciara MacCarthy
PR Emma Bowell
Graphic Design Louise Donnelly
Marketing Assistant Lisa Carr
Administrator Kate Bowe (Bowe Communications)

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Joe O'Byrne

  • Email


Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.