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At the Black Pigs Dyke 1994 - Irish tour, Toronto & Glasgow

Vincent Woods

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 N’ Chanainn

Alan Kelly

Creative Team

Directed by:
Maelíosa Stafford

Monica Frawley

Lighting Design:
Stephen McManus

Brendan O’Regan

Choreographed by:
Ray McBride

Costume Design:
Monica Frawley

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

Monica Ennis
Helen Lane
Orfhlaith Stafford
Anja Seiss

Ray McBride

Aine Philips

Scenic Artist
Ned McLoughlin

Amelia Stein

Poster Design
Catherine McConville

Artistic Director
Garry Hynes

General Manager
Jane Daly

Anne Butler

“a powerful tragedy of hatred” Irish Press 15 Feb 1994

“ Maelíosa Stafford’s direction is seamless, Brendan O’Regans music and Ray McBride’s 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
bq(small). “although invariably and unmistakably Irish, it has crossed the ocean to articulate themes of the broadest significance” The Toronto Star, 10 April, 1994



The Gate, Dublin
14th Feb – 26th Feb, 1994

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 T’re, Tralee
4th April – 5th April

World Stage Festival, Toronto
9th April – 16th April

Glasgow Mayfest
3rd May – 7th May

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