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  • Playwright

    Seán McCarthy 

  • Synopsis

    Dixie and Cathal came over from Glasgow in the 70’s to live with his mother and run the family farm in Ireland. With Dixie’s energy and initiative, married to Cathal’s application, they made a great success, and had three children all bound happily together by the family’s devotion to Glasgow Celtic F.C. Their cattle start to die mysteriously, and the couple feel sure that emissions from a chemical plant is the cause. Dixie spearheads the legal and moral battle, which the family win. But it is a Pyrrhic victory, which leaves Dixie damaged by alcoholism and gynaecological disorders, and splinters the family.

  • Play Type

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  • Cast Size Male


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Original Production

Original Cast  
Jacky Fogarty Catherine Walsh (1)
Cathal Fogarty Eamonn Hunt
Jimmy Fogarty Peter FitzGerald
Gran Kay Ray Malone
Dan Fogarty Terence White
Dixie Terry Neason
Production Team  
Director Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy
Set Designer Jim Queally
Lighting Designer Gerard Meagher
Costume Designer Joan Bergin
Lighting Assistant Ciara McCarthy
Production Manager Patrick Talbot
Production by Susan Coughlan
Stage Manager Sinead Connolly
Graphic Design Margaret Lonergan
Photography Enda O'Brien
Administrator Susan Coughlan

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The information for this entry was supplied by Storytellers Theatre Company.