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Yeats in Limbo


  • Playwright

    Sam McCready 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    William Butler Yeats

  • Setting

    The ruins of an old house

  • Synopsis

    An interpretation of three short plays by WB Yeats: Purgatory, Calvary and The Resurrection. The three plays here become one, united by the central figure of an old beggar.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Doubling and trebling of roles

Original Production

Original Cast  
Singer Stella McCusker
The Hebrew Adrian Dunbar
Christ Adrian Dunbar
A Boy Adrian Dunbar
The Greek Colum Convey
Lazarus Colum Convey
Soldier Colum Convey
The Syrian Mark Mulholland
Judas Iscariot Mark Mulholland
Old Man Louis Rolston
Dancer Peter Quigley
Soldier Peter Quigley
Mary Stella McCusker
Soldier Adrian Gordon
Production Team  
Director Sam McCready
Set Designer Sam McCready
Lighting Designer Trevor Dawson
Choreographer Helen Lewis
Music by Trevor Dawson
Music by Michael Harrison
Stage Manager Rose Morris
Deputy Stage Manager Nick McCall
Assistant Stage Manager Taddy Chamney
Wardrobe Jacqueline Berryman
Wardrobe Ivor C. Morrow

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