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Slaughterhouse Swan


  • Playwright

    Elizabeth Moynihan 

  • Setting

    Rural Ireland, the present day.

  • Synopsis

    Bartie is the only butcher in Swan town. His son Canais arrives home unannounced from Australia after an absence of ten years while Canais’ twin sister, Cepta, has had a career change after spending a spell in prison for unlawful sex with Rose, one of her students and a minor. It's the eve of Mammy's birthday and she’s missing after her pilgrimage to Lough Derg.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    10 May 2010

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Éala Productions in association with Focus Theatre. First staged as part of the 2010 Gay Theatre Festival.
  • Producer

    Produced by Focus Theatre

  • Original Venue

    The New Theatre

Original Cast  
Cepta Fiona Condon
Canais Frank Mackey
Bartie Pascal Scott
Rose Sonya O'Donoghue
Production Team  
Director Elizabeth Moynihan
Producer Michael Leman-Lemanski
Producer Jonathan Todhunter
Lighting Gabriel Peelo
Sound Designer Cormac O'Connor (1)
Set & Costume Designer Edward O'Grady-Walshe
Photography Kelly Campbell
Photography Claire Regan
Photography Bart Luty

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Elizabeth Moynihan

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


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