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Kitty

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Padraic O'Farrell 

  • Synopsis

    Kitty is a play based on the life of Kitty Kiernan, the young woman from Granard, County Longford who became engaged to the Irish historical figure Michael Collins. In the play, her friend Alice Cooney, sweetheart and later wife of Sean MacEoin, visits at different times during the War of Independence and the Civil War. Their friendship is affected by the fast-changing events during this turbulent period of Irish history. The third character, a maid in the hotel where Kitty lives, provides comic relief and represents the feeling of the ordinary people who were shocked at the fatal shooting of Michael Collins.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Kitty Kiernan Catherine Pendergast
Alice Cooney Margot Scannell
Mary Dillon Christine Horgan
Production Team  
Director Patrick Talbot
Designer Patrick Murray
Lighting Designer Paul Denby
Producer Geoff Gould
Costumes Sheila Healy
Production Manager Tim Fehily
Stage Manager Maria Young

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Padraic Farrell

  • Address

    Australia

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)44 448 610

  • Email

    ofarrellpj@tinet.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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