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Ill Met By Moonlight


  • Playwright

    Micheál Mac Liammóir 

  • Setting

    Set in Bruenagally House in Connemara.

  • Synopsis

    The Eighteenth Century house owned by Professor Prosper is built on a fairy ring. When the Professor attempts to debunk fairy legends on Midsummer's Eve, strange occurrences ensue.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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  • Cast Size Male


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Original Production

Original Cast  
Professor Sebastian Prosper Hilton Edwards
Lee Micheál Mac Liammóir
Catherine Mallaroe Eithne Dunne
Bairbre Sally Travers
Robert Mallaroe Liam Gaffney
Susan Maureen Cusack
Hamilton Ginette Waddell
Charles Lushington-Carew Thomas Ross
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Original Design Molly McEwen
Settings by Robert Heade
Lighting Hilton Edwards
Music Recorded by Peter Hunt
Stage Manager Alan Simpson
Wardrobe Mistress Dodie Higgins

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Michael Travers

  • Address

    Inch, Annascaul
    Tralee, Co Kerry
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)66 915 8223 | +353 (0)87 947 5256

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published script and press cuttings.