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The Signalman


  • Playwright

    Jane McCarthy 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Charles Dickens

  • Adapted From Notes

    Adapted from the 1866 short story of the same name.

  • Synopsis

    This classic ghost story tells of a lone Signalman haunted by visions of a terrifying spectre. This adaptation expands on the relationship between The Gentleman and The Signalman, exploring the classic tale through a modern lens, focusing on class, paranoia and mental health, while retaining the original's pervading sense of dread.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    03 December 2018

  • Production Notes

    Co-produced by The New Theatre and Witchwork.

  • Producer

    Co-produced by The New Theatre

  • Original Venue

    The New Theatre

Original Cast  
The Signalman Daniel Reardon
The Gentleman Marcus Lamb
Production Team  
Director Matthew Ralli
Stage Manager Shannon Cowan
Stage Manager Cein Sookram
Set Designer Lisa Krugel
Set Construction Patrick J. Smith
Set Construction Lisa Krugel
Lighting Designer Paul Doran
Sound Designer Carl Kennedy
Costume Designer Barbara Ryan
Graphic Design Clara Purcell
Poster Image Tom Maher
Dramaturg Pamela McQueen
Producer Jane McCarthy
Producer Clara Purcell
Producer Katie O'Kelly

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Jane McCarthy

  • Address

    The New Theatre
    43 Essex Street East
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

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