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THE GREEN FOOL

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Declan Gorman 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Patrick Kavanagh

  • Synopsis

    In 1937-38, while the rest of Europe is preparing for war, Patrick Kavanagh sits in his tiny London lodgings writing his memoir of an idyllic childhood and adolescence in the parish of Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan. His is a memoir of beautiful, charming characters with boundless good humour. As Kavanagh tries to recreate his past, he is distracted by an unrequited sexual desire for a servant girl and as a gathering legal storm looms about a libellous passage in his book he faces eviction by his landlady. He is also haunted by an unwanted presence urging him to alter his story - the insistent voice of an older man returned to try to change the course of his own history.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    43

  • Cast Size Female

    30

  • Cast Notes

    Cast Doubling is possible. See original production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Michael Peter Daly
Bob Peter Daly
George Peter Daly
Patricia Peter Daly
Mr. Wilson Peter Daly
Peter Kavanagh Peter Daly
Oliver St. John Gogarty Peter Daly
The Rover McCoy Peter Daly
Tommy Brennan Peter Daly
John Gorman Peter Daly
Bullah Wullah's Mother Peter Daly
Old Mac Peter Daly
Jemmy Peter Daly
Jack O'Brien Peter Daly
John Gawsworth Peter Daly
John Caffrey Peter Daly
Priest on a Horse Peter Daly
A Horse Peter Daly
Willie Brendan Laird
James Kavanagh Brendan Laird
A Lawyer Brendan Laird
A London Policeman Brendan Laird
The Civic Guard Brendan Laird
Pat McAnespie Brendan Laird
The Clip Brendan Laird
Middle Man Brendan Laird
Harry McElroy Brendan Laird
McInerney Brendan Laird
Patrick Kavanagh (Boy/ Young Man) Nick Lee
Thomas Padraic McIntyre
Paddy Corbett Padraic McIntyre
Ned Padraic McIntyre
Patrick Kavanagh (Middle-Aged Man) Padraic McIntyre
Garret Plunkett Padraic McIntyre
Francie Hackett Padraic McIntyre
A Builder Padraic McIntyre
Matthew Rooney Padraic McIntyre
The Stranger in the Cemetary Padraic McIntyre
The Auctioneer Padraic McIntyre
Oul' Quinn Padraic McIntyre
Terence McCluskey Padraic McIntyre
The Crooked Fellow Padraic McIntyre
Mick Flynn Padraic McIntyre
The Judge Deirdre Monaghan
Julia Deirdre Monaghan
Brigid Kavanagh Deirdre Monaghan
Miss Blois Deirdre Monaghan
Mona Quirke Deirdre Monaghan
Miss Cassidy Deirdre Monaghan
Mary Fallon Deirdre Monaghan
May Kerley Deirdre Monaghan
Sinn Féin Supporter Deirdre Monaghan
Mrs. Meegan Deirdre Monaghan
Fairy Queen Deirdre Monaghan
A Crow Deirdre Monaghan
A Heifer Deirdre Monaghan
Librarian Deirdre Monaghan
Imelda Jennifer Moonan
Lily Jennifer Mooney
A Heifer Jennifer Mooney
Mary Kavanagh Jennifer Mooney
Lucy Kavanagh Jennifer Mooney
Bridie Lennon Jennifer Mooney
Joni Quirke Jennifer Mooney
Miss Ives Jennifer Mooney
Mrs. Hamill Jennifer Mooney
Alice O'Daly Jennifer Mooney
Oliver St. John Gogarty's Maid Jennifer Mooney
Derby the Donkey Jennifer Mooney
Biddy Deery Jennifer Mooney
Mrs. Callan Jennifer Mooney
Newspaper Boy Jennifer Mooney
The Substitute Teacher Jennifer Mooney
Production Team  
Director Declan Gorman
Set Designer Paul O'Mahony
Lighting Designer Eamon Fox
Costume Designer Suzanne Keogh
Sound Designer Declan Gorman
Movement Director Mairead Vaughan
Music Arranged by Jim McArdle
Puppet Design and Construction Niamh Lawlor
Executive Producer Jane Daly
Finance Officer Kathleen O'Brien
Administration Assistant Anne Eagleton
Production Manager Marcus Costello
Stage Manager Hannah Solley
Tour Technician Ronan Fingleton
Graphic Design Alphabet Soup
Production Photography Colm Hogan
Publicity Paul Fahy

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Upstate Theatre Project

  • Address

    Barlow House, West Street,
    Drogheda
    Co. Louth
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)41 984 4227

  • Email

    admin@upstate.ie

  • Website

    www.upstate.ie

  • Contact

    Upstate Theatre Project

  • Address

    Barlow House, West Street,
    Drogheda
    Co. Louth
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)41 984 4227

  • Email

    admin@upstate.ie

  • Website

    www.upstate.ie

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Upstate Theatre Project

  • Address

    Barlow House, West Street,
    Drogheda
    Co. Louth
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)41 984 4227

  • Email

    admin@upstate.ie

  • Website

    www.upstate.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.