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A Most Notorious Woman


  • Playwright

    Maggie Cronin 

  • Synopsis

    A one woman show about the life and times of a “most famous feminine sea captain” Grace O’Malley (Granuaile), 16th century pirate and chieftain. The contradictory story of a national symbol, champion of the oppressed, hard nosed business woman, bitter enemy of the English and - at the end, ally to Elizabeth 1st. A Most Notorious Woman is an exploration of power and gender that connects to the sexual, cultural and political fault lines running through Ireland today. 

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Performer Maggie Cronin
Production Team  
Director Paddy Scully
Producer Paddy Scully

Published Scripts

  • Title

    A Most Notorious Woman

  • Year


  • Published By

    Lagan Press

  • Address

    7 Lower Crescent
    Belfast BT7 1NR
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

  • ISBN


Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Maggie Cronin

  • Address

    Northern Ireland

  • Email

Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.