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  • Playwright

    Joe O'Byrne 

  • Synopsis

    During the Irish Land Wars of the 1870's, a young brother and sister are evicted from their Mayo farm and driven to the unfamiliar surroundings of Dublin. Their story is set against the political upheavals of the time, especially Charles Stewart Parnell's doomed relationship with Kitty O'Shea.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    The original cast also included four musicians.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Michael John Carty
Stringer Declan Gorman
Scrab Pat McGrath
Aine Barbara Bergin
Paudeen David Gorry
Parnell Seamus Moran
Katharine O'Shea Anna Louise Knight
Davitt Carl Marrey
Mother Patti Roche
Anna Parnell Elizabeth Schwarz
Production Team  
Director Joe O'Byrne
Set Designer Pat McGrath
Lighting Designer Liam O'Neill
Costumes Marie Tierney
Music by John McKeown
Musical Director John McKeown
Musician John McKeown
Musician Andrew O'Brien
Musician Finian McCluskey
Musician John "Snags" Norton
Lighting Assistant Johnny Gogan
Production Manager Declan Gorman
Stage Manager Dolores Hegarty
Photography Cathal Dawson

Unpublished Scripts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 and promotional material.