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The Bull


  • Playwright

    Michael Keegan-Dolan 

  • Author Notes

    With additional devising and writing by Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre. A modern version of the Táin Bó Cúailnge.
  • Synopsis

    The Bull is set in Kilmaccullen, home of the Cullen family, owners of the most valuable Limousine Bull in the country. They are visited by Maeve Fogarty and her husband Alan; a sycophantic, wealthy couple from the big city, who require the Bull for their own self worth. Two worlds collide and all hell breaks loose.

  • Play Type

    Physical/Devised Theatre

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Performer Olwen Fouéré
Performer Vladislav Benito Soltys
Performer Angelo Smimmo
Performer Gianluca Pezzino
Performer Neil Paris
Performer Emmanuel Obeya
Performer Bill Lengfelder
Performer Milos Galko
Performer Colin Dunne
Performer Michael M. Dolan
Performer Conor Lovett
Performer Robert Harris
Performer Daphne Strothmann
Production Team  
Designer Merle Hensel
Lighting Designer Adam Silverman
Sound Designer Gareth Fry
Composer Philip Feeney
Design Assistant Megan Kavanagh
Company Manager Ruth Lilley
Production Manager Matthew Atwood
Stage Manager Peter Jordan
Deputy Stage Manager Martha Mamo
Assistant Stage Manager Frances Mitchell
Assistant Stage Manager Samantha Maria Carpenter
Set Construction Theatre Production Services
Wardrobe Supervisor Monica Ennis
Wardrobe Assistant Breege Fahy
Wardrobe Assistant Marienne Brun
Prop Maker Mel French
Prop Maker Bill Wright
Celtic Bitch Choreography Colin Dunne
Percussion Director Robert Harris

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Teac Damsa

  • Address

    Corca Dhuibhne
    Co. Kerry
    Republic of Ireland

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Source Of Information

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