A Healthy Grave


This charming play features Hilary and Robert Travers, a retired childless couple who were prominent academics in their careers,

now faced with spending their time together living quietly in the country. Once the life and soul of the university,

Robert is now confined to telling all his anecdotes to Hilary, who has, of course, heard them all many times before!

There are many touching scenes between them as well as very funny moments.

Each has a secret. However, each one knows about the other’s secret, but they play along with this in a most interesting way.


Robert Travers: Colm Ó Maolmhuire

Hilary Travers: Mary Cauldwell


Telephone Message Operator: Carol Boylan

Julian Baraclough: Jim Gibney

Keith Fulton: Phil Hughes


Director: Áine McGuinness

Stage Manager: Aga Daly

Lighting: Richard Norman-Wright, Rory Norman-Wright

Sound: Ronald Jones

Set Design, Construction and Decor: Billy Fitzgerald, Paul Jordan, Eugene Osborne, Kevin O’Malley, Rita McCarthy, Carol Boylan, Catherine Noone, Stephen Daly, Mati Daly

Wardrobe: Máire Keogh

Continuity: Marianne Gibney

Front of House: Carol Boylan, Rita McCarthy, Ethna McQuillan and Group Members

Programme: Ronald Jones, Kevin O’Malley

Poster/Programme Design: fastnetgraphics

Rehearsal Photographs: Daily Photography

Announcements: Richard Norman-Wright