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Stolen Child


  • Playwright

    Bairbre Ní Chaoimh  Yvonne Quinn 

  • Synopsis

    Humorous yet moving, Stolen Child tells the story of a woman adopted at birth who enlists the help of a colourful private detective to search for her mother and uncover the secrets of her family history. What begins as a personal odyssey for Angela Tierney to discover the secrets of her family history soon becomes a fascinating exploration of one of the darkest chapters in the history of modern Ireland.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    The original production also used one pre-recorded voice.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Angela Cathy Belton
Peggy Rosaleen Linehan
Chris Seamus Moran
Mick Treacy Malachy McKenna
Production Team  
Director Bairbre Ní Chaoimh
Set Designer Robert Ballagh
Lighting Designer Ray Duffy
Costume Designer Sarah King
Sound Designer Trevor Knight
Singer Anne Mooney
Assistant Director Paula Greevy-Lee
Production Manager Andy Keogh
Stage Manager Casey Norton
Assistant Stage Manager Hannah Solley
Set Construction Kevin Courtney

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Stolen Child

  • Year


  • Published By

    Liberties Press

  • Address

    Guinness Enterprise Centre,
    Taylor's Lane,
    Dublin 8
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 4403865

  • Email


  • Website


  • ISBN


Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Bairbre Ní Chaoimh

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone


  • Email


Source Of Information

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