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The Winter Thief


  • Playwright

    Seán Mac Mathúna 

  • Setting

    The action takes place in a forest early one morning in 1919.

  • Notes

    The original production of The Winter Thief played in Irish on alternate nights as 'Gadaí Géar Na Geamh-Oíche'.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Volunteer Prionnsias Frank Laverty
Lis Aisling O'Sullivan
Captain Diarmuid O'Leary Don Wycherley
Donacha Drumm Peadar Lamb
Mike Patsy Hegarty Liam Heffernan
Terence De Vere Bosco Hogan
Moory Ray McBride
Ned Crowley Stephen Kennedy
Sheehan Mick Lally
J Pa Murphy Macdara Ó Fátharta
Production Team  
Director David Byrne
Designer Monica Frawley
Lighting Tony Wakefield
Sound Dave Nolan
Choreographer Helen Hunt
Music Composed by Barry Carroll
Musician Brendan Gunn
Design Assistant Barbara Lavery
Stage Director John Stapleton
Technical Stage Manager John Kells
Deputy Stage Manager Shay Crowe
Assistant Stage Manager Micil Ryan
Props Master Stephen Molloy
Associate Director Mick Lally
Set Construction Peter Rose
Set Construction Mark Darley
Set Carpenter Martin Hayes
Set Carpenter John Kavanagh (3)
Scenic Artist Geraldine O'Malley
Wardrobe Supervisor Anne Cave
Wardrobe Assistant Joan O'Clery
Wardrobe Assistant Carol Smith
PR Gerry Lundberg
Photography Tom Lawlor (1)

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Seán Mac Mathúna

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    01 284 6710

  • Email

Source Of Information

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