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The J. Arthur Maginnis Story


  • Playwright

    Tom Murphy (1) 

  • Synopsis

    The story of a man who invented a famous Dublin stout.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. In the original production various other unspecified parts were also played by two actors. See original production for details.


  • Date of First Production


  • Producer

    Produced by Irish Theatre Company (2)

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First produced at the Pavilion Theatre Dun Laoghaire, a venue which stood on the site of the current theatre.

Original Cast  
Chrissie Daftigan Deirdre Donnelly
Don Wan na mBan Maginnis Peter Caffrey
The Angel Seamus Barry McGovern
Auld Daftigan Barry McGovern
Chrissie Daftigan's Fiance Gerard Walsh
J. Arthur Maginnis Eamon Morrissey
Elvira Daftigan Barbara Brennan
L. Arthur Maginnis Paul Bennett
Fr. Mathews Rose Snr Derry Power
Fr. Mathews Rose Jnr. Derry Power
Performer Conal Kearney
Malady Maginnis Anita Reeves
Queen Victoria Anita Reeves
Eoineen na nOl Maginnis Emmet Bergin
Performer Frank Brennan
Production Team  
Director Joe Dowling
Designer Gerard Crosson
Choreographer Bernie Keogh
Lyrics by Barry McGovern
Composer Donal Lunny
Musician Gerry Doyle
Musician Martin Doyle
Musician Noel Gallagher
Musician Charlie Henderson
Musician Mick O'Toole
Production Manager Chris Spurr
Stage Director Julian Erskine
Stage Director Ann Myler
Assistant Stage Manager Michael Grennell
Assistant Stage Manager John Borrowman
Assistant Stage Manager Frank Brennan
Set Construction National Film Studios of Ireland
Wardrobe Mistress Felicity Stewart
Costume Construction Kitty Casey
Chief Electrician Tom Connor
Prop Maker Frank Brennan


  • Contact

    Alexandra Cann Representation

  • Address

    Box 116, 4 Montpelier Street
    London SW7 1EE

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)7796954969

  • Email


  • 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.