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  • Playwright

    Martin Lynch 

  • Synopsis

    The play covers the lifespan of Belfast boxer Rinty Monaghan. Monaghan, born in 1918, became a world flyweight champion.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. In the original production various other unspecified parts were also played by five actors. See original production for details.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Young Rinty Michael Liebmann
Frances Catherine Brennan
Sarah Catherine Brennan
Martha Monaghan Catherine Brennan
Frank McAlornan Catherine Brennan
Maxie Catherine Brennan
Choke-the-Dog Gerry McGrath
Oul James Gerry McGrath
Bunty Doran Gerry McGrath
Teresa Gerry McGrath
Charlie Tosh Gerry McGrath
Old Rinty Joe McPartland (1)
Production Team  
Director Ian Rickson
Designer James Helps
Producer Martin Lynch
Lighting Designer Patrick Dalgety
Costume Designer James Helps
Sound Designer Patrick Dalgety
Musical Director Brian Connor
Assistant Producer Eamonn Ashe
Production Manager Patrick Dalgety
Stage Manager Maureen Macauley
Assistant Stage Manager Eamonn Ashe
Company Artistic Director Joe Devlin

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

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