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The Naturalists


  • Playwright

    Jaki McCarrick 

  • Synopsis

    Josie, a young woman who arrives to help as a housekeeper on a rural farm in Ireland, discovers the long-held secret harboured by two brothers Billy and Francis. One has been responsible for a bomb which killed many British soldiers during The Troubles, but was never caught for his crime. Josie helps the brothers come to terms with their guilt, to rid themselves of their past and to find a way towards redemption.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    07 September 2018

  • Production Notes

    Produced by The Pond Theatre Company.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Premiered at Walkerspace, 46 Walkerspace, New York. 

Original Cast  
Francis Sloane John Keating
Billy Sloane Tim Ruddy
Josie Larmer Sarah Street
John-Joe Doherty Mick Mellamphy
Production Team  
Co-Director Colleen Clinton
Production Manager Josiah Parsons
Assistant Stage Manager Melanie Aponte
Production Stage Manager Garrett Markgraf
Choreographer Julie Voshell
Fight Director Ron Piretti
Costume Designer Grier Coleman
Sound Designer Christopher Ross-Ewart
Lighting Designer Caitlin Smith Rapoport
Set Designer Chika Shimizu
Co-Director Lily Dorment
Producer Madeleine Goldsmith

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published play script.