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  • Playwright

    Séamas Ó Scolaí 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Vincent Woods

  • Author Notes

    Aistrithe ó 'At the Black Pig's Dyke'.
  • Setting

    Co. Liatroma agus Co. Fhear Manach, san am atá thart agus sa todhchaí.

  • Synopsis

    At the Black Pig's Dyke is a story of murder, mystery and tragic love. The play is set on the border of Northern and Southern Ireland where family feuds are passed down through generations. The story is told using the pagan ritual of the mummers' play as a metaphor for Ireland at a time where people laughed at a wake and cried when a child was born.

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  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Is féidir dúbláil a dhéanamh.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Lizzie Boles Bríd Ní Neachtain
Jack Boles Darach Mac Con Iomaire
Cleamaire, Laoch a hAon Darach Mac Con Iomaire
Nóra na Gaoise Mary Ryan
Hugh Brolly Michael Tierney
Cleamaire, Laoch a dó Michael Tierney
Micheál Ó Floinn Seán Ó Tarpaigh
Cleamaire, An Captaen Seán Ó Tarpaigh
Tom na Gaoise Pádraig Ó Tuairisc
Frainc Beirne Macdara Ó Fátharta
Cleamaire, An Dochtúir Macdara Ó Fátharta
Sarah Boles Audrey Ní Fhearghail
Lizzie Óg Audrey Ní Fhearghail
Beelzebub Brendan Browne
Ceoltóir Brendan Browne
Búistéir Máirín Browne
Ceoltóir Máirín Browne
Production Team  
Director Maeliosa Stafford
Designer Monica Frawley
Lighting Designer Eamonn Fox
Costumes Orfhlaith Stafford
Choreographer Ray McBride
Choreographer Margaret McBride
Music by Brendan O'Regan
Assistant Designer Orla Bass
Masks Ian Conroy
Production Manager Anne Butler
Stage Manager Colette Ní Éanaí
Lighting Operator Siobhan Ní Mhuirí
Sound Operator Turlough O'Connor
Set Construction Frank Gleeson
Stage Crew Isabelle Gaborit

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

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