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Christ Deliver Us!

After Wedekind


  • Playwright

    Thomas Kilroy 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Frank Wedekind

  • Setting

    A provincial Irish town in the 1950s.

  • Synopsis

    A frank depiction of repression, hypocrisy and teenage sexuality in 1950s Ireland. Based on the 1891 play 'Spring Awakening' by Frank Wedekind.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling possible. See original casting for details.

Original Production

Original Cast  
The Canon Denis Conway
1st Christian Brother Diarmaid Murtagh
Tess Liz Fitzgibbon
Ensemble Brian Bennett
Mahon "Gouger" Brian Bennett
Ensemble Keith Burke
Shelly Keith Burke
Ensemble Gavin Fullam
Carey Gavin Fullam
Ensemble Séamus Brennan (3)
Link Séamus Brennan (3)
Ensemble Robert Bannon
O'Neill "Ratser" Robert Bannon
Ensemble Seán Flanagan
Shea "Blade" Seán Flanagan
Ensemble Simon Boyle
Prefect Diarmaid Murtagh
Monica Caoilfhionn Dunne
Dancer Stephen O'Rourke
Mrs Grainger Cathy Belton
Father Kieran Michael McElhatton
Mr Grainger Michael McElhatton
Father Joseph Peter Hanly
Father Séamus Tom Hickey
Michael Grainger Aaron Monaghan
Mrs Butler Eleanor Methven
Mossy Lannigan Laurence Kinlan
Father Jack Karl Quinn
2nd Christian Brother Karl Quinn
Vivie Ruth McGill
Ensemble Eamonn Owens
Bulger Eamonn Owens
Winnie Butler Aoife Duffin
Ensemble Stephen O'Rourke
Dancer Simon Boyle
Production Team  
Director Wayne Jordan
Set Designer Naomi Wilkinson
Lighting Designer Sinead Wallace
Costume Designer Joan O'Clery
Sound Designer Ben Delaney
Voice Director Andrea Ainsworth
Choreographer Colin Dunne
Fight Director Paul Burke
Composer Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
Assistant Director Tara Robinson
Deputy Stage Manager Stephen Dempsey
Assistant Stage Manager Orla Burke
Company Stage Manager Anne Kyle
Graphic Design Zero- G
Photography Ros Kavanagh
Sign Language Interpreter Caroline O'Leary
Casting Director Holly Ní Chiardha
Hair & Make-Up Val Sherlock
Captioning Paula McRedmond
Captioning Ruth McCreery
Audio Description Bríd Ní Ghruagáin
Audio Description Maureen Portsmouth

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Alan Brodie Representation Ltd

  • Address

    Paddock Suite, The Courtyard
    55 Charterhouse Street
    London EC1M 6HA

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7253 6226

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