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The Well of the Saints & The Tinker’s Wedding 2004 - Irish tour

John Millington Synge

Following the success earlier this year of the critically acclaimed DruidSynge production of The Playboy of the Western World including its visit to Geesala in County Mayo where The Playboy of the Western World is set, Druid continues its celebration of the life and work of one of Ireland’s greatest writers with a very special double-bill from the Synge canon – The Well of the Saints and The Tinker’s Wedding.

This will be the first time since The Leenane Trilogy in 1997 that all three founding members of Druid – Garry Hynes, Mick Lally and Marie Mullen – have worked together on a production.

Described as one of the most ambitious undertakings in Irish theatre for many years, DruidSynge will see Garry Hynes direct all the plays of John Millington Synge over a period of eighteen months, culminating in the presentation of the entire canon in 2005.

In The Well of the Saints, Martin and Mary Doul are an old, blind couple of the roads. When a wandering Saint offers them the miracle of their sight restored, they gladly accept. But instead of finding joy and happiness, they discover a seeing world that is a lot more complicated than they could ever have imagined!

In The Tinker’s Wedding, Sarah Casey, the Beauty of Ballinacree, has decided she wants the respectability of marriage to her fellow-tinker Michael Byrne. However, Michael believes that’s a daft notion – and, more to the point, so too does his porter-loving mother Mary Byrne!


Mick Lally
Marie Mullen
Gary Lydon
Simone Kirby
Norma Sheahan
Frank O’Sullivan
Domhnall Gleeson
Diarmuid de Faoite
Andrea Kelly

Creative Team

Production Manager
Eamonn Fox

Company Manager
Sophie Gabszewicz

Stage Manager/Sound Operator
Tim Smith

Sarah Lynch

Production Assistant
Liz Nestor

Costume Supervisor
Doreen McKenna

Wigs & Make-up
Val Sherlock

Re-light Technican
Barry O’Brien

Production Technican
Paul Coomey

Tour Carpenter
Gus Dewar

Set Construction
Theatre Production Services (TPS)

Casting Director
Maureen Hughes

Trevor Price

Graphic Design
Bite! Associates

Production Photographer/ Poster image
Keith Pattison

PR Consultant
Darragh Rea at Kate Bowe**PR

Artistic Director
Garry Hynes

Managing Director
Fergal McGrath

Financial Controller
Noreen Glennon

Yvonne Corscadden

Administration Executive
Michelle Corcoran

Administration Assistant
Fiona Lawless

DruidSynge Executive Producer Rupert Murray

Production Team

Garry Hynes

Francis O’Connor

Davy Cunningham

Kathy Strachan

Scott George

Caimin Collins

Sam Jackson



Town Hall Theatre
Friday 3rd – Saturday 18th Sept 2004

Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh, Co. Wicklow
Tuesday 21st – Saturday 25th Sept

Glor Irish Music Centre, Ennis, Co. Clare
Monday 27th Sept – Saturday 2nd Oct

Dublin Theatre Festival (Tivoli Theatre)
Monday 4th – Saturday 9th Oct

An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Monday 11th – Saturday 16th Oct

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