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A Show of Hans!


  • Playwright

    Fergus Fay 

  • Author Notes

    A musical adaptation of two Hans Anderson Tales, "The Red Shoes" and "Big Claus and Little Claus." 

  • Notes

    For ages 7-11.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts

    Series of short individual plays

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Karen Julie Blunden
Mrs Sterngood Maria Hingerty
Narkee Donal Lehane
Guardian Angel Colette Hoctor
Shoemaker Donncha Crowley
Old Soldier Niall O'Keefe
Hans Anderson (Storyteller) Gerry McGrath
Big Claus Donncha Crowley
Little Claus Colette Hoctor
Farmer's Wife Maria Hingerty
Tax Collector Donal Lehane
Farmer Niall O'Keefe
Landlord Niall O'Keefe
Elderly Herdsman Donal Lehane
Shoemaker's Wife Julie Blunden
Production Team  
Music by Marion Burke
Stage Floor Designer Conleth White
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Masks Robert Lane
Costumes Grainne Keeley
Costumes Alyson Ross
Set Designer Fergus Fay
Choreographer Joanne Maginn
Stage Manager Collette Farrell
Keyboard & effects David O'Grady
Director Tony Coleman
Lighting Operator Kevin Saunders

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Fergus Fay

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

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