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The Seafarer


  • Playwright

    Conor McPherson 

  • Synopsis

    It’s Christmas Eve and Sharky has returned to Dublin to look after his irascible, ageing brother who’s recently gone blind. Old drinking buddies Ivan and Nicky are holed up at the house too, hoping to play some cards. But with the arrival of a stranger from the distant past, the stakes are raised ever higher. In fact, Sharky may be playing for his very soul.

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  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

Original Cast  
Nicky Giblin Michael McElhatton
Richard Harkin Jim Norton
Ivan Curry Conleth Hill
James 'Sharky' Harkin Karl Johnson
Mr Lockhart Ron Cook
Production Team  
Director Conor McPherson
Designer Rae Smith
Lighting Designer Neil Austin

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published playscript and the National Theatre's website.