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  • Playwright

    Wayne Jordan 

  • Adapted / Translated From


  • Synopsis

    Let the day Finish What the night Began Shoot an arrow of hope Into the heart Of this broken city The city of Thebes hides a secret crime. Punished by the Gods, the citizens seek protection. They turn to their King. He saved them before. Can he save them again? Sophocles' tragedy is an elaborate meeting of political drama, murder mystery and psychological thriller.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Original production cast also included 12 Chorus members.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Chorus Helen Norton
Chorus Karen Ardiff
Stranger Ronan Leahy
Jocasta Fiona Bell
Chorus Patrick David Nolan
Tiresias Peter Gowen
Shepherd Malcolm Adams
Chorus Gerard Kelly
Chorus Hilda Fay
Chorus Damian Kearney
Chorus Robert O'Connor
Chorus Charlotte McCurry
Messenger Charlotte McCurry
Oedipus Barry O'Connor
Chorus Shane O'Reilly
Chorus Muiris Crowley
Chorus Rachel Gleeson
Creon Mark Huberman
Chorus Esosa Ighodaro
Chorus Nicola Kavanagh
Production Team  
Director Wayne Jordan
Set Designer Ciaran O'Melia
Lighting Designer Sinead Wallace
Costume Designer Catherine Fay
Voice Director Andrea Ainsworth
Movement Director Sue Mythen
Mask and Crown Maker Andrew Clancy
Stage Manager Brendan Galvin
Deputy Stage Manager Anne Kyle
Assistant Stage Manager Orla Burke
Graphic Design Zero G
Photography Ros Kavanagh
Photography Sarah Doyle
Sign Language Interpreter Amanda Coogan
Furniture Treatment Theatre Production Services
Resident Assistant Director Ronan Phelan
Singing Coach Suzanne Savage
Casting Director Kelly Phelan
Literal translation by Michael Lloyd
Hair & Make-Up Val Sherlock
Composer/Sound Designer/Musical Director Tom Lane
Captioning Ruth McCreery
Audio Description Máirín Harte
Audio Description Louisa Sanfey

Unpublished Scripts

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Source Of Information

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