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At the Black Pigs Dyke (Ireland/ Toronto/ Glasgow)
The Gate, Dublin...14th Feb – 26th Feb
Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick...28th Feb – 5th March
Cork Opera House...8th March – 12th March
Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny...14th March – 16th March
Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo...18th March – 20th March
Druid Lane Theatre, Galway...22nd March – 2nd April
Siamsa Tíre, Tralee...4th April – 5th April
World Stage Festival, Toronto...9th April – 16th April
Glasgow Mayfest...3rd May – 7th May

Set on the border between Leitrim and Fermanagh, this tragic love story weaves together past and present through the tradition of mumming and storytelling accompanied by toe-tapping dance and live music from fiddle, accordian and bodhran. This play tells a story that would break your heart while touching your comic nerve.


Lizzie Boles...Stella McCusker
Young Lizzie/ Sarah Boles/ Elizabeth...Diane O'Kelly
Jack Boles/ 1st hero in Mummers Play...Brendan Laird
Hugh Brolly/ 2nd hero in Mummers Play...David Wilmot
Michael Flynn/ Captain Mummers...Ray McBride
Frank Beirne/ Doctor in Mummers Play...Séan Lawlor
Tom Fool...Frankie McCafferty
Miss Funny...Deirdre O'Kane
Beelzebub/ Musician...Nuala Ní Chanainn
Musician...Alan Kelly

Production team

Production Manager...Tony Killeen
Stage Director...Moya McHugh
Stage Manager...Bernie Walsh
Assistant Stage Manager...Angela Duffy
Technician/ Operator...Eamonn Fox
Set Construction/ Crew...Alan Clarke, Frank Gleeson
Wardrobe...Monica Ennis, Helen Lane, Orfhlaith Stafford, Anja Seiss
Choreography...Ray McBride
Masks...Aine Philips
Scenic Artist..Ned McLoughlin
Photography...Amelia Stein
Poster Design...Catherine McConville

Artistic Director...Garry Hynes
General Manager...Jane Daly
Administrator...Anne Butler

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At the Black Pigs Dyke (Ireland/ Toronto/ Glasgow)
A play by Vincent Woods
Directed by: Maelíosa Stafford
Design: Monica Frawley
Lighting Design: Stephen McManus
Music: Brendan O'Regan
Choreographed by: Ray McBride
Costume Design: Monica Frawley
“a powerful tragedy of hatred” Irish Press 15 Feb 1994
“Maeliosa Stafford’s direction is seamless, Brendan O’Regans music and Ray McBrides choreography are excellent” The Irish Independent, 15 Feb 1994
“a superbly eloquent and heartbreaking statement about tribal war in the Border counties” The Irish Times 23 Feb 1994
“…sublime, superb, magical…the best night of theatre I’ve had in more than 50 years of theatre going” The Sunday Tribune
“although invariably and unmistakably Irish, it has crossed the ocean to articulate themes of the broadest significance” The Toronto Star, 10 April, 1994
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