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The Blue Macushla


  • Playwright

    Tom Murphy (1) 

  • Synopsis

    The Blue Macushla is a live gangster movie on stage. The play is set in a nightclub in the Republic of Ireland during the 1970s when the politics of The Troubles were spilling over into the South.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.


Original Cast  
Murphy Paul Brennan (1)
Cabbie Paul Brennan (1)
The Bear Pat Laffan
Roscommon Deirdre Donnelly
Mac Des Nealon
Fermanagh Fedelma Cullen
Pete Barry McGovern
Danny Mountjoy Stephen Rea
Eddie O'Hara Donal McCann
No. 1 Pat Leavy
Corks Peadar Lamb
Waiter Joe Kelly
Sgt. O'Brien Micheál Ó Briain
Mike Emmet Bergin
Vic Camden Paddy Long
Harpist Rosemary Henderson
Prisoner Marcus O'Higgins
Production Team  
Director Jim Sheridan
Set Designer Brian Collins
Lighting Designer Richard Caswell
Costume Designer Ib Jorgensen
Sound Jim Colgan
Choreographer Bernie Keogh
Fight Director Pat Whelan
Music by Peter O'Brien (2)
Design Assistant Maebh Browne
Production Manager Brian Collins
Stage Director Bill Hay
Stage Manager John Sandford
Assistant Stage Manager Marcus O'Higgins
Props Master Stephen Molloy
Set Construction Francis Morgan
Set Construction Gerry McKeown
Set Construction Harry Page
Scenic Artist Frank Hallinan Flood
Scenic Artist Eddie Doyle(1)
Wardrobe Supervisor Anne Cave
Wardrobe Assistant Lily Norton
Wardrobe Assistant Christine Fanning



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Alexandra Cann Representation

  • Address

    Box 116, 4 Montpelier Street
    London SW7 1EE

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)7796954969

  • Email


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