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,

Stephen Grimes

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