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The Happy Go Likeable Man


  • Playwright

    Jim Sheridan 

  • Adapted / Translated From


  • Synopsis

    An adaptation of Molière's 'Les Fourberies de Scapin', first produced in 1671. Scapin is a crafty and undisciplined servant who constantly manages to escape danger and brilliantly tricks two fathers out of money that their respective sons need to support their lovers.

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  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Zerbinetta Fedelma Cullen
Al Capone Patrick O'Callaghan
Capone's Moll Áine Ní Mhuirí
Champagne Deirdre Lawless
Nurse O'Reilly Billie Morton
Scapin Bryan Murray
Shirley Temple Siabhra Woods
Oisín Conal Kearney
October John Olohan
Silvester Gerard Walsh
Mr. De Paor Barry McGovern
Mr. Ponsonby Derek Chapman
Baby Face Tony Lyons
Production Team  
Director Joe Dowling
Designer Bronwen Casson
Lighting Tony Wakefield
Choreographer Mavis Ascott
Arrangement of songs and music Catherine O'Rourke
Musical Director Catherine O'Rourke
Musician Brenda Dowling
Musician Donal Byrne
Musician Declan Fitzpatrick
Musician Donal O'Callaghan
Stage Director Michael Colgan (1)
Assistant Stage Director Michael Bono
Stage Manager Tommy Rogers
Wardrobe Nigel Boyd

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Source Of Information

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