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The Arts Council Playography Na Gaeilge


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  • Playwright

    Marina Carr 

  • Setting

    Midlands, Ireland.

  • Synopsis

    Fermoy Fitzgerald, a midlands TD, haunted by the ghosts of the past and enthralled by dreams of the future, will sacrifice everything in pursuit of political power - even the lives of his wife and family. On the day of his daughter Ariel's sixteenth birthday, he makes a terrifying bargain with God.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Cameraman Pepe Roche
Young Elaine Lydia Rahill
Ariel Elske Rahill
Verona Caitríona Ní Mhurchú
Cameraman Michael McCabe
Hannafin Des Cave
Sarah Joan O'Hara
Fermoy Mark Lambert
Boniface Barry McGovern
Stephen Dylan Tighe
Frances Ingrid Craigie
Elaine Eileen Walsh
Young Stephen Paul McGovern
Production Team  
Director Conall Morrison
Set Designer Frank Conway
Lighting Designer Rupert Murray
Costume Designer Joan O'Clery
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Cormac Carroll
Fight Director Renny Krupinski
Assistant Director Thomas Conway
Stage Director Audrey Hession
Assistant Stage Manager Maree Kearns
Dramaturg Jocelyn Clarke
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Programme Design Zeus Creative Consultants
Production Photography Patrick Redmond
Pre-production Photography Kip Carroll
Casting Marie Kelly (1)
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

  • Email


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Source Of Information

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