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  • Playwright

    Michael Harding 

  • Author Notes

    In collaboration with Siamsa Tíre.
  • Setting

    County Kerry.

  • Synopsis

    A celebration of the life and work of the legendary Kerry writer and philosopher John Moriarty (1938 - 2007), combining music, movement and the spoken word. The narrative also incorporates original extracts from Moriarty's own writings.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Moriarty Michael Harding
Dancer Norma O'Brien
Dancer Lorraine Guerrin
Dancer John Fitzgerald
Dancer Honor Hurley
Dancer Adrienne Heaslip
Dancer Justin Walsh
Dancer Joanne Barry
Dancer Anne O'Donnell
Dancer Niamh O'Leary
Production Team  
Director Jonathan Kelliher
Designer Diego Pitarch
Producer Karl Wallace
Lighting Designer John Comiskey
Sound Designer Murt Whelan
Choreographer Sue Ellen McCarthy ( in collaboration with Siamsa Tíre)
Lyrics by Muiris O'Laoire
Musician Brian Garvin
Musician Martino Vacca
Musician Fergal Ó Murchú
Musician Garry O'Meara
Musician Conal Early
Technical Manager Jimmy McDonnell
Stage Manager Des Hurley
Set Construction Kevin Courtney
Costume Construction Natalie Coleman
Dance Master Anne O'Donnell
Musical Director and Company Composer Tom Hanafin
Choral Arrangements Colm O'Brien (1)
Choral Mistress Geraldine Hurley
Props Roy Gleasure
Musical Collaborator Fergal Ó Murchú

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Siamsa Tíre, The National Folk Theatre of Ireland

  • Address

    Town Park
    Co. Kerry
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)66 712 3055

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

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