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The Man from Clare


  • Playwright

    John B. Keane 

  • Synopsis

    Deals with the personal tragedy of an aging athlete who finds he no longer has the physical strength to maintain his position as the captain of the team or his reputation as the best footballer in Clare.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    01 July 1962

  • Production Notes

    Produced by the Southern Theatre Group.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Presented at the Father Matthew Hall, Cork.

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Presented by the Abbey Theatre during the Dublin Theatre Festival in September 1963.

Original Cast  
Padraic O'Dea Michael McAuliffe
Frank Patrick Duggan
Morisheen Brick James N. Healy
Daigan Dan Donovan
Pakey Michael Twomey
Petey Ber Power
Cooney Charles Ginnane
Jim Flynn Flor Dullea
Brid Abbey Scott
Nellie Brick MairĂ­n Murphy
Elsie McDonagh Irene Comerford
Footballer Sean Healy
Footballer Noel Quinn
Production Team  
Produced by Dan Donovan
Scenery Frank Sanquest

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type


  • Contact

    Mercier Press

  • Address

    Unit 3B, Oak House
    Bessboro Road, Blackrock
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)21 4614700

  • Email


  • Website


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type


  • Contact

    Drama League of Ireland

  • Address

    Mill Theatre
    Dundrum Town Centre
    Dundrum, Dublin 16
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 2969343

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published playscript.