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The Goose


  • Playwright

    Alun Owen 

  • Setting

    Set in a remote corner of the mountains of North Wales, late October.

  • Synopsis

    Self-made Irish concrete king in partnership with bright, paper policy executive from a better class, working on a contract in Wales but with an English top boss and Welsh foreman. The Irishman's wife's loyalties are brought into question early on in the play before we witness a 'dual duel' with the Welsh foreman in the second act, betweeen the sexes and between the Irish and the Welsh.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Jestyn Morgan Ray Smith
Frank Coughlin Joe Lynch
Anna Coughlin Finola O'Shannon
Pat Daly Edwin Richfield
Dilys Morgan Penny Jones(2)
Shelagh Finnegan Joan Philips
Production Team  
Director Alun Owen
Settings by Mary O'Keeffe
Lighting Alun Owen
Manager Brian Tobin
Assistant Manager Ann O'Connor
Stage Director Donal Irwin
Stage Manager Annette Hannigan
Assistant Stage Manager Teifion Owen
Wardrobe Mistress Sheila Cover
Chief Electrician Arthur Jones
Carpenter Louis Molloy

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Felix de Wolfe

  • Address

    Manfield House,
    376-378 Strand,
    London, WC2R 0LR

  • Phone

    +44 - 020 - 7379 5767

Source Of Information

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