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The Tailor and Ansty


  • Playwright

    P. J. O'Connor 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Eric Cross

  • Synopsis

    An adaptation of Eric Cross' controversial book published in 1942. A collection of stories and memories from Tim 'The Tailor' Buckley, a famous story teller, and his wife Anastasia, who held court in the long winter evenings in their West Cork cottage.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
The Tailor Eamon Kelly
Ansty, His Wife Brid Lynch
Production Team  
Director Tomás Ó Murchú

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