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Moonlight Mickeys


  • Playwright

    Colin Thornton 

  • Notes

    The play was commissioned by Louth County Council Arts Office, Dundalk Town Council Arts Office, and Louth County Council Archive Service, to celebrate 150 years of the County Gaol in Dundalk.

  • Synopsis

    Dundalk Train station. 1922. Local school teacher, Big Mickey Murphy, lies in a pool of his own blood, jellied in the belly by a gunner in the gutter. Is the murderer his own brother, Small Mickey Murphy, a hardened republican who'd sacrifice anything for the freedom of his country? We see the the last week of Big Mickey's life. A week that included murder, betrayal, and a daring prison break with the worst scroungers this side of Louth…

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male



  • Date of First Production

    13 January 2005

  • Producer

    Produced by Calipo Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    County Gaol, St. Dominic's Place, Dundalk

Original Cast  
Performer Nick Lee
Performer Peter Daly
Production Team  
Director Colin Thornton


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Calipo Theatre Company

  • Address

    Barlow House, Narrow West St.
    Co. Louth
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)41 983 7455

  • Email

  • Website


The information for this entry was supplied by Louth County Council with additional information taken from press cuttings.