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Children of the Wolf


  • Playwright

    John Peacock 

  • Setting

    Present (1971)

  • Synopsis

    The twenty one year old brother and sister twins lure the mother who abandoned them at birth after an unsuccessful and damaging attempt at abortion to the deserted home of the lover-father. There the macabre demolition of the mother begins, against the background question of will the lover come or will he not.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    15 March 1971

  • Producer

    Presented by Dublin Theatre Festival

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Premiered at the Player Wills Theatre.

Original Cast  
Voice Beryl Fagan
Linda Sheelagh Cullen
Michael Planter Joseph Conway
Robin Shane Briant
Girl Jacqueline Dunne
Helena Vincent Yvonne Mitchell
First Boy Brian Kelly
Second Boy Paul Kehoe
Production Team  
Director Vincent Dowling
Set Designer David Wilson
Stage Director Adam Durley
Stage Manager Olwen O'Herlihy
Set Construction P.T. Fitzpatrick

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

The sources for this entry came from the company programme and contemporary press cuttings.