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The Adventures Of The Wet Señor

Based on the experiences of Spanish Armada survivor Francisco de Cuellar in Ireland.


  • Playwright

    Donal O'Kelly 

  • Setting

    Ireland, the late 16th century.

  • Notes

    A multilingual performance, featuring English, Irish, Spanish and Latin.

  • Synopsis

    Spanish captain Francisco de Cuellar, washed ashore on Streedagh Beach in Sligo in 1588, faced a desperate struggle for survival. His odyssey from Ben Bulben to the Giant's Causeway is Ireland's great untold epic adventure story. Francisco's Irish baptism of fire propels him from soldier of fortune to "gyspsy among savages", and gives this born survivor a glimpse of something more precious than Conquistadors' gold.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling required. Live music for the performance was provided by Kíla.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Performer Dee Armstrong
Performer Sorcha Fox
Performer Carrie Crowley
Performer Jaimie Carswell
Production Team  
Art work Conor Gallagher
Director Donal O'Kelly
Set Designer Tom Meskell
Lighting Designer Ronan Fingleton
Costume Designer Amy O'Hara
Sound Designer Ray Duffy
Choreographer Breandán de Gallaí
Live Music Kila
Musician Colm Ó Snodaigh
Musician Seanán Brennan
Musician Rossa Ó Snodaigh
Musician Dee Armstrong
Film Cast Ananda Callery
Production Manager Ronan Fingleton
Technical Manager Tich Meagher
Stage Manager Katie O'Kelly
Lighting Operator Frank Heraty
Sound Operator Ray Duffy
Poster and Programme Design Conor Gallagher
Photography Marcelo Biglia
Printer Turner's Printers, Longford
Surtitles Megan Devaney
Film Props Jackie McKenna
Film Assistant Director Megan Devaney
Film Extract Director Róisín Loughrey
Marketing/PR Officer Sarah Glennane
Marketing/PR Officer Tara McGowan
Marketing/PR Officer Anna Legge

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Source Of Information

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