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The Good Thief


  • Playwright

    Conor McPherson 

  • Notes

    The play was originally produced as The Light of Jesus.

  • Synopsis

    The story of a paid thug’s flight from his bosses and the guards across Ireland with, in his care, the wife and daughter of the man he is supposed to threaten.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male



  • Date of First Production

    18 April 1994

  • Production Notes

    The original production had an interval; slides were projected behind the actor; and there were several pauses in which recorded voices spoke lines from various philosophical works. The cast and Director are credited with the design. The play was first performed as The Good Thief by Loopline Productions on October 4th 1994, featuring Garrett Keogh.

  • Producer

    Produced by Fly by Night Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

    City Arts Centre

Original Cast  
Anonymous Kevin Hely
Production Team  
Director Conor McPherson
Lighting Designer Coilin O Connor
Slide Operation Jason Byrne
Slide Operation Roderick Dunne
Sound Recording Tom Joseph
Slide Photography Paul Kinsella
Voice Over Jason Byrne
Voice Over Valerie Spelman
Sponsorship Charlie Bergin
Sponsorship Willie White




The information for this entry was supplied by a member of Fly by Night Theatre Company.