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Can You Catch a Mermaid?


  • Playwright

    Martin Murphy 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Jane Ray

  • Author Notes

    Adapted for the stage from Jane Ray's book.
  • Synopsis

    Could you love someone enough to let them go? A classic tale of one girl’s search for companionship, and the trouble she brings to her fisherman father when she befriends a mermaid.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Tom Damien Devaney
Narrator Bryan Burroughs
Queen of the Sea Ruth McGill
Freya Megan Kennedy
Eliza Jessica Kennedy
Production Team  
Director David Horan
Set Designer Marcus Costello
Producer Martin Murphy
Lighting Designer Marcus Costello
Costume Designer Grace Dinan
Choreographer Muirne Bloomer
Composer Denis Clohessy
Production Manager Matt Verso
Stage Manager Martin Cahill
Set Construction Vincent Bell
Scenic Artist Vincent Bell
Programme Joan Mallon
Publicity Cerstin Mudiwa

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Source Of Information

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