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Sive (Irish Tour)
Town Hall Theatre, Galway...10th Sept – 21st Sept (previews 6th, 7th, 9th Sept)
Cork Opera House, Cork...24th Sept – 28th Sept
Glór Music Centre, Ennis...1st Oct – 5th Oct
The Olympia Theatre, Dublin...8th Oct – 26th Oct

Press Release

Ireland's best-loved playwright, poet and author John B. Keane was born in Listowel, Co. Kerry in 1928 and died there on 30 May this year. In all he wrote 19 plays and 32 works of prose and poetry.
Sive, Keane's first and arguably greatest play, is an established classic. Set in a remote area of North Kerry, the play tells the story of the promise in marriage, of the young and beautiful Sive to an old man.
Now in a new production, Garry Hynes directs a major Irish cast that includes Anna Manahan, Eamonn Morrissey and Derbhle Crotty.
Sive is Druid's first apperance at the Festival since their acclaimed trilogy of plays by Martin McDonagh in 1997. Since that time the company has gone on to win numerous awards including Broadway's Tony award for Director Garry Hynes.


Nanna Glavin...Anna Manahan
Mena Glavin...Derbhle Crotty
Sive...Ruth Bradley
Thomasheen Sean Rua...Eamon Morrissey
Mike Lavin...Gary Lydon
Liam Scuab...Barry Ward
Sean Dota...Noel O'Donovan
Pats Bocock...Frank O'Sullivan
Carthalawn...Peter Halpin

Production Team

Producer...Donal Shiels
Production Manager...Eamonn Fox(Galway)
Comapny Stage Manager...Sophie Gabszewicz, Tim Smith
Deputy Stage Manager...Michele Enright
Assistant Stage Manager...Sarah Lynch
Intern...Amy Corrigan
Costume Supervisor...Doreen McKenna, Caroline McCurdy
Electrician...Eamon Fox(Dublin)
Wigs and Make-up...Anne Dunne
PR Consultant...Kate Bowe
Casting...Maureen Hughes and Amy Rowan
Set Construction...Theatre Production Services
Graphic Design...Proactive
Scenic Artists...Jack Kirwan, Sandra Butler
J.B. Keane Portrait...Philip Lindey

Artistic Director...Garry Hynes
Managing Director...Fergal McGrath
Financial Controller...David McConnell
Administrative Assistant...Loretto O'Donohoe
Administration...Molly Molloy, Aileen O'Hara, Yvonne Corscadden

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Sive (Irish Tour)
A play by John B. Keane
Directed by: Garry Hynes
Design: Francis O'Connor
Sound Design: Scott George
Music: Laura Forrest Hay
Lighting Design: Davy Cunningham
Costume Design: Kathy Strachan
Dialect Coach: Jill McCullough
Movement Director: David Bolger
Design Assistant: Andrew Mitchell
"gripping to the end" Sunday Tribune 22 Sept 2003
"stunning...this production does great honour to the enduring vision of Keane" The Guardian, 17 Sept 2003
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