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The Gallant John-Joe

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Tom MacIntyre 

  • Synopsis

    The Gallant John-Joe is the soliloquy of a Cavan widower grappling with physical and mental infirmity. What keeps him on his feet is his capacity to tell stories, to make a story of anything that moves, using language as a crutch, ointment, talisman, intoxicant. In his stories he introduces us to the characters in his life: Bossman, his well-to-do patronising friend, The Hitmatist; The Chinee; John-Joe O'Reilly, captain of the conquering Cavan team of the late 1940's, and Jacinta, his teenage daughter.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    22 January 2001

  • Producer

    Produced by Skehana

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First Produced in McGrory's of Culdaff in County Donegal.

Original Cast  
John-Joe Tom Hickey
Production Team  
Director Tom Hickey
Director Tom MacIntyre
Producer Mary McPartlan
Tour Manager Tony Killeen

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Great Hunger/ The Gallant John-Joe

  • Year

    2002

  • Published By

    Lilliput Press

  • Address

    62 Citric Road
    Dublin 7
    Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 6711647

  • ISBN

    1901866831

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Jonathan Williams Literary Agency

  • Address

    Rosney Mews, Upper Glenageary Road
    Glenageary
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 280 3482

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was supplied by a member of Skehana Productions.