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Buck Jones and the Body Snatchers


  • Playwright

    Ken Bourke 

  • Setting

    Ireland, 1798

  • Synopsis

    Irish historical comedy in which love, hate, passion and revenge are all served up in a rich comic stew that spills and seeps through the threadbare fabric of Irish society.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    The play is written for 5 actors, doubling is intentional.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    June 2008

  • Producer

    Produced by Joan Sheehy Productions

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed in at The Georgian House, Pery Square, Limerick

Original Cast  
Buck Jones / Larry Clinch Paul Meade
Elvira / Kitty Devlin Roisin Gribbin
Marietta / Judy Gene Rooney
Gobbet / Richard Daly Dónall Farmer
Charles Toland / Patch Denis Foley
Production Team  
Director Joan Sheehy
Producer Joan Sheehy
Costume Designer Leonore McDonagh
Costume Assistant Aoife Hassett
Production Manager Michael Burke (2)
Poster Designer Eilis McDonnell
Photography Trevor Hart
Props Daragh Bradshaw
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Ken Bourke

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)56 775 6687

  • Email


Source Of Information

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