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Monday Night in a Country Town


  • Playwright

    Tom O'Brien 

  • Synopsis

    Monday Night In A Country Town is a moving parody of Oirish rural drama. When the neighbour’s husband dies, Old Mikey decides it’s high time that his son took a wife and joined the two farms. But Young Mikey isn’t the sort to go courting and when his father insists he woo the lovely widow, Young Mikey is faced with a choice that ultimately leads to tragedy.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

Original Cast  
John Cannon Niall Ó Sioradáin
Young Mickey Doyle Andrew Bennett
Old Mickey Doyle Gerry O'Brien (1)
Beatrice Byrne Tara Flynn
Eugene Brennan Frank Smith
Helen Byrne Esther Doorly
Production Team  
Director John O'Brien (1)
Designer Marie Tierney
Lighting Designer Paul Winters
Lighting Designer John O'Brien (1)
Producer Carolanne Henry
Producer Niall Ó Sioradáin
Sound Designer Dave Nolan
Stage Manager Tony Allen
Stage Manager Eimer Murphy
Production Assistant Carol Hayden
Set Construction Paul Treacher
Graphic Design Alan Smithee
Photography Fergus Manifold

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was supplied by a member of Íomhá Ildánach.