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The Living and the Lost


  • Playwright

    Kevin Casey 

  • Synopsis

    Mairteen Deignan, an old-fashioned and domineering farmer from County Mayo, is a man out of sympathy with the modern mores of his family. He has a hard enough time getting around the fact that his daughter is a television star when a seductive Englishwoman, Joyce Murdoch, arrives to stay with the family while gathering folklore from the locale, adding intrigue to his life.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Mico Deignan Peadar Lamb
Joyce Murdoch Kathleen Barrington
Brigin Deignan Máire Ní Dhomhnaill
Noble O'Hara Harry Brogan
Mairteen Deignan Geoff Golden
Tom Ruane Micheál Ó Briain
John Deignan James Caffrey
Eileen Cooney Fidelma Murphy
Production Team  
Settings by Tomás Mac Anna
Produced by Tomás Mac Anna

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