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The Year of the Hiker
Town Hall Theatre, Galway
Tues 9 - Sat 20 May, 8pm, Previews Fri 5, Sat 6 & Mon 8 May

Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
Mon 22 May - Sat 17 June, 8pm, Preview Mon 22 May; Matinee 3pm Saturdays

Following the critical success of the company's award-winning productions of Sharon's Grave (2003) and Sive (2002), Druid returns to the work of John B Keane with The Year of the Hiker, the last in the Druid Keane Trilogy. The production opens in Galway's Town Hall Theatre on 9th May and in Dublin's Gaiety Theatre on Monday 22nd May for a limited run.

Written in 1964, The Year of the Hiker marked a significant departure for Keane. Set in the sixties and shot through with yearning and regret for lost love Hiker contains some of Keane's most lyrical and tender writing. On production the play immediately gained a major place in the Keane canon and has been produced almost continuously in Ireland over the last forty years.


Mary Lacey...Sarah Jane Drummey
Dr. Willie Dolly...Nick Lee
Joe Lacey...Garrett Lombard
Simey Lacey...Aaron Monaghan
Hiker Lacey...Eamon Morrissey
Kate Lacey...Marie Mullen
Freda...Catherine Walsh

Production Team

Production Manager...Eamonn Fox
Technical Manager...Barry O'Brien
Company Stage Manager...Tim Smith
Stage Manager...Sarah Lynch
Assistant Stage Manager...Fiona Lawless
Runner...Shona McCarthy
Wardrobe Supervisor...Doreen McKenna
Wigs & Make-up...Val Sherlock
Set Construction...Theatre Production Services (TPS)
Technical Crew...Aidan Wallace
Carpenter...Gus Dewar
Crew...Pete Nelson, Tony Cording, Damon MacConville
Scenic Painters...Sandra Butler, Ciara Moore, Luca Mattana
Publicist...Kate Bowe PR
Graphic Design...Bite! Associates
Production Photography...Keith Pattison
Musicians...Tara Lee Byrne, Dave Redmond, Fionan de Barra

Artistic Director...Garry Hynes
Managing Director...Fergal McGrath
Producer...Felicity O'Brien
Administrator...Michelle Corcoran
Financial Controller...Bernie Harrigan
New Writing Manager...Thomas Conway
Administration Assistant...Carmel Curley

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The Year of the Hiker
A play by John B Keane
Directed by: Garry Hynes
Design: Francis O'Connor
Sound Design: John Leonard
Lighting Design: Davy Cunningham
Costume Design: Kathy Strachan
Composer: Sam Jackson
Projection Design by: Jon Driscoll
Casting Director: Maureen Hughes
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