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BY THE BOG OF CATS

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Marina Carr 

  • Synopsis

    The scorn of Hester Swayne, a woman abandoned once and discarded later, threatens a whole community as she awaits her mother's return to the Bog of Cats: 'God's punishing me but I won't take his blows lyin' down'. Forgiveness, vengeance and disparate forces figure in the tangled history embodied in her own powerful drama as it makes its way through heartbreak and, occasionally, hilarity, and its secrets unfold towards its tragic conclusion.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    8

  • Cast Size Female

    6

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Waiter Gavin Cleland
Josie Kilbride Siobhan Cullen
Mrs Kilbride Pauline Flanagan
Hester Swane Olwen Fouéré
Waiter Kieran Grimes
Xavier Cassidy Tom Hickey
Father Willow Eamon Kelly
Ghost Fancier Pat Kinevane
Ghost of Joseph Swane Ronan Leahy
Monica Murray Pat Leavy
Carthage Kilbride Conor McDermottroe
Carline Cassidy Fionnuala Murphy
Catwoman Joan O'Hara
Young Dunne Conan Sweeny
Production Team  
Director Patrick Mason
Designer Monica Frawley
Lighting Designer Nick Chelton
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Dave Nolan
Song by Conor Linehan
Additional Music Ruth Hickey
Stage Director Audrey Hession
Stage Director Finola Eustace
Assistant Stage Manager Kevin Downey
Assistant Stage Manager Stephen Dempsey
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Programme Design Total Print and Design
Photography Amelia Stein
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

  • Fax

    + 44 (0)20 7727 9037

  • Email

    info@theagency.co.uk

  • Website

    www.theagency.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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