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The Mariner


  • Playwright

    Hugo Hamilton 

  • Synopsis

    A sailor with the Royal Navy returns home injured from the WW1 Battle of Jutland in the North Sea, unable to speak or tell his own story. His wife welcomes him back with open arms, but the war has changed him and his mother begins to question whether this really is her son. As the facts begin to emerge, the conflict between the sailor's wife and mother intensifies. As the mariner slowly relearns to speak, his true identity will be revealed.

  • Play Type

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  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Mrs. Shanley Ingrid Craigie
Sally Lisa Dwyer Hogg
Peter Sam O'Mahony
Production Team  
Photography Patrick Redmond
Director Patrick Mason
Set Designer Joe Vanek
Lighting Designer Sinead McKenna
Costume Designer Joan O'Clery
Production Manager Jim McConnell
Production Co-ordinator Valerie Keogh
Stage Director Donna Leonard
Assistant Stage Manager Dylan Farrell
Assistant Stage Manager Aaron Kennedy
Technician Andy Walsh
Technician Colm McNally
Set Construction Theatre Production Services (TPS)
Scenic Artist Liz Barker
Wardrobe Supervisor Sinéad Lawlor
Costume Supervisor Sinéad Lawlor
Graphic Design Atelier David Smith
Photography Donal Maloney
Music & Sound Designer Denis Clohessy
Hair & Make-Up Anne Dunne

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Rogers, Coleridge & White Literary Agency

  • Address

    20 Powis Mews
    London W11 1JN

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7221 3717

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

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