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Bog People


  • Playwright

    Nicola McCartney  Lucy Caldwell  Francis Turnly 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Seamus Heaney

  • Author Notes

    A series of short plays inspired by the following poems of Seamus Heaney 'The Tullund Man', 'Bogland', 'Bog Queen', 'Digging', 'Strange Fruit', 'Punishment', 'Kinship' and 'Field of Vision'.

  • Synopsis

    Inspired by Seamus Heaney's Bog Poems Bog People is a haunting, evocative sequence of stories about love, violence, mystery and memory.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts

    Series of short individual plays

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling possible.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Performer John Hewitt
Performer Vincent Higgins
Performer Barbara Adair
Performer Claire Lamont
Performer Michael Lavery
Performer Áine O'Sullivan (1)
Production Team  
Director Zoë Seaton
Set Designer Stuart Marshall
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Costume Designer Carol Betera
Composer Neil Martin
Production Manager Alan McCracken
Assistant Stage Manager Monica McNally
Set Construction Andy Seaton
Lighting Technician Lynn Darcy
Programme Design Mark Seaton
Poster Designer Mark Seaton

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Big Telly Theatre Company

  • Address

    c/o Flowerfield Arts Centre, 185 Coleraine Road
    Portstewart BT55 7HU
    Co. Derry
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)28 7083 2588

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