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The Sinking Of The Titanic And Other Matters


  • Playwright

    Joe O'Byrne 

  • Synopsis

    A fictionalisation of the events surrounding the building, maiden voyage and sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic, as seen through the eyes of J. Bruce Ismay of the White Star Line.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Stoker Sean Madden
Senator Smith Seamus Power
Crew member Ciaran O'Keefe
Crew member William Kennedy (2)
Ballerina Aideen Gohery
Eve Heather Holmes
Crew member Steve Neal
Preacher David Spain
Crew member David Spain
Mark Seamus Power
William J. Pirrie Michael McMonagle
Crow's nest Derek Reid
Man in White Suit John Scott
Preacher Declan Gorman
Man With Umbrella Declan Gorman
J. Bruce Ismay Pat McGrath
Mrs J.J. Brown Barbara Bergin
Madame Julie Byrne
Mr C. Halpin David Gorry
The M.C. Gerard Lee
Crew member Bernadette O'Rourke
Production Team  
Director Joe O'Byrne
Set Designer Ian McNicholl
Lighting Designer Liam O'Neill
Costume Designer Marie Tierney
Choreographer John Scott
Mime Director William Kennedy (2)
Musical Director John McKeown
Assistant Director Rebecca Roper
Technical Manager Pat Byrne
Stage Manager Ruth-Blandina Quinn
Technical Assistant Mark Waldron
Scenic Artist Orla Kelly
Scenic Artist Adrian Crowley
Sound Engineer Yvonne Donnelly
Poster Designer Paudge Donaghy
Photography Liam O'Neill
Photography Alan Phelan
Administrator Tricia Perrott

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Joe O'Byrne

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Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and from the 1990 Dublin Theatre Festival programme.