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Clann Lir

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Darach Mac Con Iomaire  Marc Mac Lochlainn 

  • Author Notes

    Athchóiriú ar sheanscéal.

  • Notes

    Bhí leagan den ghearrscéal seo ar chúrsa na hArdteiste i 2004.

  • Synopsis

    A stage version of the mythological tale about Lir and Aobh who have two sets of twins, Fionnuala and Aodh, Fiachra and Conn. The international motif of the wicked step-mother comes into play when, after Aobh's death, Lir marries Aoife her sister. Aoife is very jealous of the affection Lir has for his children and she puts them under a spell, turning them into swans. They are forced to spend 300 years on various lakes around Ireland before they eventually die, their souls having been saved by Saint Patrick.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    3

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Ball den Fhoireann Yvonne Ní Laife
Ball den Fhoireann Darach Ó Dubháin
Ball den Fhoireann Conall Ó Ciobháin
Ball den Fhoireann Seán Maitiú Ó Carraidh
Production Team  
Director Marc Mac Lochlainn
Set Designer Nicola Moroney
Lighting Designer Michael Byrne (2)
Costume Designer Breege Fahy
Puppet Design and Construction Margaret Linnane
Production Manager Darach Mac Con Iomaire
Stage Manager Róisín Ní Chadhain
Set Construction Peter Nelson
Set Construction Gavin Morgan
Set Construction Máirtín de Nuinseáin
Painting by Andreas Connellan
Publicity Brigid Bhreathnach

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Marc Mac Lochlainn

  • Address

    c/o Branar, Comhlacht Amharclainne Oideachasúil
    45 Sráid Dominic
    Gaillimh
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    (091) 500 155

  • Email

    info@branar.ie

  • Website

    www.branar.ie

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Marc Mac Lochlainn

  • Address

    c/o Branar, Comhlacht Amharclainne Oideachasúil
    45 Sráid Dominic
    Gaillimh
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    (091) 500 155

  • Email

    info@branar.ie

  • Website

    www.branar.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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