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Good Evening, Mr Collins


  • Playwright

    Tom MacIntyre 

  • Synopsis

    A playful examination of Michael Collins's relationship to the various women in his life, including Kitty Kiernan and Hazel Lavery, and to his old adversary, √Čamon de Valera.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    The original production also featured one musician.


Original Cast  
Kitty Kiernan Karen Ardiff
Moya Karen Ardiff
Hazel Lavery Karen Ardiff
de Valera Pat Kinevane
British Officer Mal Whyte
Cathal Brugha Mal Whyte
Wee Johnny Lavery Mal Whyte
Arthur Griffith Mal Whyte
Irregular Tim Ruddy
Squad Man Tim Ruddy
Irregular Charlie Bonner
Squad Man Charlie Bonner
McKee Sean Campion
Squad Man Sean Campion
Michael Collins Brian F. O'Byrne
Musician Conor Guilfoyle
Shaw Sean O'Neill (2)
Captain Simpson Sean O'Neill (2)
Production Team  
Director Kathy McArdle
Designer Barbara Bradshaw
Lighting Designer Nick McCall
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Dave Nolan
Fight Director Cindy Cummings
Music by Peadar O'Riada
Stage Director Collette Morris
Assistant Stage Manager Susie Sheil
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Graphic Design Irish Theatre Publications
Photography Amelia Stein



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Jonathan Williams Literary Agency

  • Address

    1 Urban Villas, Tivoli Terrace North
    Dun Laoghaire
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 280 3482


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