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The Matador


  • Playwright

    Shane O'Reilly 

  • Synopsis

    A picture hangs in the hall of a tiny cottage on the side of a mountain. A matador waving red at a beast. In the kitchen is a grandmother. There, also, is her grandson. Outside the cottage, tied by his nose ring to a peg in the soil, is a bull. His fate lies in the balance.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

Original Cast  
Performer Shane O'Reilly
Production Team  
Director Eoghan Carrick
Lighting Designer Eoghan Carrick
Dramaturg Gavin Kostick
Photography Clíona Ní Laoi
Music & Sound Designer Jack Cawley

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

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