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The Ghost Of Saint Joan


  • Playwright

    Joe O'Byrne 

  • Synopsis

    A montage of fragments taken from a wide variety of sources, spanning twenty years in the history of Northern Ireland, and drawing on aspects of the siege of Derry and other pieces from Irish history.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In the original production additional unspecified minor parts were also played by members of the cast..

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    26 September 1989

  • Producer

    Produced by Co-Motion Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    The Black Church, St Mary's Place, Dublin.

Original Cast  
Pearse John Carty
King James John Carty
The Other Clown #2 John Carty
The Drummer Pat McGrath
Clergyman Pat McGrath
The Other Clown #3 Pat McGrath
Civil Rights Speaker Barbara Bergin
Woman With Pram Barbara Bergin
Woman At Clothesline Ann O'Neill
Informer's Mother Ann O'Neill
Tar And Feather Victim Noirin Hennessy
Bereaved Mother Noirin Hennessy
Prisoner David Gorry
The Other Clown #1 David Gorry
Rev. Walker Karl O'Neill
Bishop Seamus Power
The Clown David Collins
Joan Heather Holmes
Production Team  
Director Joe O'Byrne
Designer Fiona Daly
Producer Declan Gorman
Producer Liam O'Neill
Lighting Designer Liam O'Neill
Costumes Alyson Ross
Composer John McKeown
Musician John "Snags" Norton
Musician John McKeown
Stage Manager Oliver O'Rourke
Technical Assistant Robert Belton
Set Metal Work Hugh O'Connor
Floor Crew Ruth-Blandina Quinn
Floor Crew Pat Kelly
Floor Crew Joe O'Byrne
Floor Crew Liam Rigney
Follow Spot Eamonn Manning
Sound Engineer Martin Heying
Photography Liam O'Neill
Advertising Vaari Claffey

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Joe O'Byrne

  • Email


Source Of Information

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