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The Moonlighter


  • Playwright

    George Fitzmaurice 

  • Setting

    North Kerry

  • Synopsis

    A family tragedy set against the Land War of the late 19th century.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast list is based on contemporary press cuttings and may be incomplete

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    13 September 1948

  • Production Notes

    Produced by the Earlsfort Players
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach

  • Venue Notes

    First performed on the Peacock stage

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Originally rejected by the Abbey

Original Cast  
Performer Niall Tóibín
Captain Synon Eamon Keane
Performer Margaret Keane
Performer Paul O'Mara
Performer Margaret Rowan
Eugene Guerin Denis O'Donovan
Performer Lind Callanan
Production Team  
Director Liam Miller
Set Designer Maurice Kennedy

Published Scripts

  • Title

    The Plays of George Fitzmaurice, Volume Two ( Introduced by Howard K. Slaughter)

  • Year


  • Published By

    Dolmen Press

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The George Fitzmaurice Society

  • Address

    c/o Fiona Brennan (trustee)
    Knocknagree, County Cork
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    087 6494409

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from press cuttings and from the monography 'George Fitzmaurice: Wild in His Own Way' by Fiona Brennan.