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  • Playwright

    Jim Doherty  Fergus Linehan (1) 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Lennox Robinson

  • Author Notes

    A musical adaptation of Lennox Robinson's 'Drama at Inish'.
  • Notes

    Book and Lyrics by Fergus Linehan. Music by Jim Doherty.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Six musicians and a chorus of twelve were also used in the original production.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Hector De La Mare John Kavanagh (1)
John Hegarty Derek Chapman
Chorus Stephen Brennan (1)
Eddie Twohig Des Cave
Musician Des Moore
Peter Hurley, T.D. Peadar Lamb
Chorus Conal Kearney
Chorus Siabhra Woods
The Monsignor Bob Carlile
Constance Constantia Angela Newman
Annie Twohig Máire Ní Dhomhnaill
Helena Máire Ní Ghráinne
Murphy Harry Brogan
John Twohig Bill Foley
Tom Mooney Geoff Golden
Chorus Philip O'Sullivan
Lizzie Twohig Billie Morton
Musician Jim Doherty
Chorus Bernie Keogh
Chorus Honor Heffernan
Christine Lambert Anne Bushnell
Musician Reg Lloyd
Musician John Wadham
Musician Desi Reynolds
Musician Denis O'Sullivan
Chorus Pauline Barry
Chorus Oliver Clince
Chorus Rita Houlihan
Chorus Pat Reilly
Chorus Jean Swift
Chorus Joan Rice
Michael Macdara Ó Fátharta
Production Team  
Director Alan Simpson
Designer Wendy Shea
Lighting Leslie Scott
Sound Nuala Golden
Choreographer Alice Dalgarno
Musical Director Jim Doherty
Director's Assistant Michael Colgan (1)
Production Manager Brian Collins
Stage Director Bill Hay
Assistant Stage Director Robert Dwyer-Joyce
Stage Manager Tommy Woods
Set Construction Maurice Deegan
Set Construction Paddy Rose

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    Fergus Linehan

  • Address

    19 Anglesea Avenue
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Fergus Linehan

  • Address

    19 Anglesea Avenue
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

Source Of Information

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