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Tales of Ballycumber


  • Playwright

    Sebastian Barry 

  • Setting

    Nicholas Farquhar's cottage in the foothills of the Wicklow mountains. Springtime.

  • Synopsis

    A young man approaches an older friend seeking advice on a girl he loves. He is found the following day, a gunshot wound to the stomach and a cryptic suicide note in his hand. Questioned by the boy's grieving father, Nicholas Farquhar is forced to confront his role in the tragedy as well as some disturbing buried histories of his own.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Nicholas Stephen Rea
Evans Aaron Monaghan
Andrew Liam Carney
Tania Derbhle Crotty
Girl Lisa Hogg
Production Team  
Director David Leveaux
Lighting Designer Matthew Richardson
Sound Designer Ben Delaney
Voice Director Andrea Ainsworth
Composer Corin Buckeridge
Assistant Director Sophie Motley
Deputy Stage Manager Tara Furlong
Assistant Stage Manager Elaine Walsh
Company Stage Manager Brendan Galvin
Set & Costume Designer Mike Britton
Graphic Design Zero- G
Photography Ros Kavanagh
Sign Language Interpreter Amanda Coogan
Dialect Coach Brendan Gunn
Casting Director Holly NĂ­ Chiardha
Hair & Make-Up Val Sherlock
Video Designer Dick Straker (for Mesmer)
Captioning Ruth McCreery
Captioning Paula McRedmond

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Independent Talent Group

  • Address

    40 Whitfield Street
    London W1T 2RH

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7636 6565

  • Website


Source Of Information

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