April 8TH - April 18th 2015
By John B. Keane
Set in southern Ireland of the 1950s, the play tells the story of Sive, an orphan schoolgirl who lives in a poor farmhouse with her Uncle Mike, Aunt Mena and her grandmother. The local matchmaker sets up a match between an old, rich farmer and young Sive. Mike and Mena will receive £200 if they agree to the marriage. Sive is distraught at the prospect, and her sweetheart Liam sets a plan in motion for them to elope on her last night of freedom. But fate intervenes and the story takes an unexpected twist . . .
This is considered by many to be the finest written and most enduring of John B. Keane’s plays.
The action takes place in a farmhouse kitchen in southern Ireland in the 1950s.
Nanna Glavin: Catherine Noone
Mena Glavin: Theresa D’Arcy
Sive: Leah Coleman
Thomasheen Sean Rua: Andy Geraghty
Mike Glavin: Joe Griffin
Liam Scuab: Adam Burke
Seán Dóta: Ronald Jones
Pats Bocock: Jim Gibney
Carthalawn: Evan Griffin
Director: Kevin O’Malley
Stage Manager: Aga Daly
Assistant Stage Manager: Ciara Lynch
Lighting Design: Richard Norman-Wright
Lighting Operated by: Richard Norman-Wright,
Martine Healy, Suzanne Healy, Eric Boyle, Eugene Osborne
Sound Editing: Ronald Jones
Sound Operated by: Conor Chatten, Geoff O’Keeffe,
Set Construction: Billy Fitzgerald, Paul Jordan, Eugene Osborne, Conor Chatten, Evan Griffin, David McGloughlin, Adam Burke, Kevin O’Malley, Ronald Jones and members.
Wardrobe: Máire Keogh
Front of House: Mary Shannon, Ethna McQuillan, Aoife Griffin, Loreto Lynch, Marie Kelly, Michael Johnston, Venerina Legname and members.
Poster & Programme: Ronald Jones, Kevin O’Malley
Rehearsal Photographs: Aga Daly
Announcements: Richard Norman-Wright