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  • Playwright

    Hugh Carr 

  • Synopsis

    Macdara Magee, a rumbustious Irish Writer, thought dead, is celebrated at a Summer School production of his play about Dionysus, God of Birth, Death and regeneration. Attending the performance is Mac, who claims to be none other Macdara Magee himself, much to the shock of the small town scoffers and begrudgers.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    27 September 1989

  • Producer

    Produced by Dublin Theatre Festival

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Presented at the Royal Academy of Music

Original Cast  
Silenus Graham Wilkinson
Macdara Magee Martin Dempsey
Dionysus Gerard Lee
Graine Grace Dunne
Liz Maeve Leonard
Criona Fiona McCabe
Production Team  
Director Hugh Carr
Lighting Designer Liam O'Neill
Costume Designer Catríona Kenny
Movement Director Jack Walsh
Choreographer William Kennedy (2)
Musical Director Robert Kelly
Musician Brian Mac Aodha
Musician Maria Cullen
Musician Attracta Brady
Musician Olga Tapley
Musician Robert Kelly
Musician Rossa Ó Snodaigh
Stage Manager Catríona Kenny
PR Catríona Kenny
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Hugh Carr

  • Address

    3 Wheatfield
    Co. Wicklow
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    (01) 2764861

  • Email


Source Of Information

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