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The Quest


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  • Author Notes

    Devised by the company.
  • Synopsis

    The Quest is a search for identity by six characters who are obsessed with the Irish mythological story of Diarmaid and Gráinne and their flight from Fionn mac Cumhaill. A conference on Irish myth and legend is interrupted by characters from Tóraíocht Dhiarmada & Ghráinne appearing amidst the academic discussion and things take a turn for the surreal.

  • Play Type

    Physical/Devised Theatre

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Jake Mann Niall Ó Sioradáin
The Professor Stewart Roche
Leonora Holding Michelle Read
Elizabeth Turner Anna Louise Knight
Standish Tim Casey
Nicola Cliona Maher
Production Team  
Director John O'Brien (1)
Producer Carolanne Henry
Lighting Liam Daly
Choreographer Ciaran Gray
Music by Michael McGlynn
Production Manager Karen Scully
Wardrobe Anna Louise Knight
PR Niall Ó Sioradáin
PR Carolanne Henry
Graphic Design Niall Ó Sioradáin
Illustrator Jim Fitzpatrick
Photography Matthew Skinner

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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.