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The Battle for Morrigan's Mound


  • Playwright

    Brenda Winter 

  • Notes

    This play was written for 8-11 year olds and explores the relevance of folklore, history and conservation issues in contemporary life..

  • Synopsis

    When Peter and Jenny spend the Hallow'een holidays with their Aunt Roberta in Ballyraven, they are plunged into an adventure which takes them to the heart of fairyland itself. Morrigan's Mound, home of the Little People, is under threat from the property developers. With the help of the mysterious Soft Seamus the children fight to save the sacred place and reveal the real secrets of Morrigan's Mound. This play draws on folklore, myth and legend and archaeology to examine the place of the síde or mound in the Irish landscape.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In the original production a cast of five played thirteen different unspecified parts and a further six Puppet Mask characters.


  • Date of First Production

    05 February 1996

  • Producer

    Produced by Replay Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    This play was first performed at Holywood Primary School, Holywood, Co. Down, as part of a tour to schools and venues.

Original Cast  
Various Characters Richard Orr
Various Characters Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney
Various Characters Susie Kelly
Various Characters Jacqueline Magowan
Various Characters Michelle Wiggins
Production Team  
Director Brenda Winter
Designer Frank Quinn
Producer Jan Branch
Costumes Heather Long
Musical Director Debra Salem
Puppet Design and Construction Frank Quinn
Company Manager Maureen Macauley
Administration Assistant Irene Swift
Set Construction Jim Carson
Graphic Design David Craig
Poster Designer David Craig


  • Contact

    Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of Northern Ireland

  • Address

    The Linen Hall Library, 17 Donegall Square North
    Belfast BT1 5GB
    Northern Ireland


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Replay Theatre Company

  • Address

    East Belfast Network Centre, 55 Templemore Avenue
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    + 44 (0) 28 9045 4562

  • Email

  • Website


The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was supplied by Replay Productions from information contained in the company files.