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The Arts Council Playography Na Gaeilge


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  • Playwright

    Frank McGuinness 

  • Setting

    Set in a Derry graveyard in the aftermath of the Bloody Sunday killings.

  • Synopsis

    In a burial ground seven Derry people wait for the miracle to happen, namely that the dead will rise. Through the play they tell their stories, which are also the stories of their ruined city, its sorrows, its comedy and its history.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Greta Fedelma Cullen
Maela Rosaleen Linehan
Hark Gerard McSorley
Seph John Olohan
Sarah Maria McDermottroe
Paul Des McAleer
Dido David Herlihy
Production Team  
Director Sarah Pia Anderson
Designer Wendy Shea
Lighting Designer Paul Denby
Sound Dave Nolan
Music by Keith Donald
Design Assistant Jean Kerr
Production Manager John Costigan
Stage Director Michael Higgins(1)
Stage Manager John Kells
Assistant Stage Manager Kate Hyland
Assistant Stage Manager Noelette Buckley
Props Master Stephen Molloy
Set Construction Mark Darley
Set Construction Peter Rose
Wardrobe Supervisor Anne Cave
Wardrobe Assistant Rachel Pigot
Photography Fergus Bourke

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mel Kenyon, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

  • Address

    Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street
    London W1F 8GQ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7287 4450

  • Email


Source Of Information

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