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The Goldfish in the Sun


  • Playwright

    Donal Giltinan 

  • Setting

    Set in a poor rooming house in the city quays in Cork.

  • Synopsis

    Giltinan's play places the story of Statia Keaney, an impoverished widow fighting to keep her children from following in their wandering father's footsteps, amidst other colourful Cork stories.

  • Play Type

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Original Cast  
Lizzie O'Neill Joan O'Hara
Plain Clothes Guard Ray McAnally
Various Characters Angela Newman
Milly Keaney Máire Ní Dhomhnaill
Bos'n Treston Harry Brogan
Messenger Bill Foley
Dannocks Edward Golden
Tim Coughlan Geoff Golden
Postman Micheál Ó Briain
DanJoe Keaney Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Civic Guard Callaghan Philip O'Flynn
Lorry Driver Tomás Mac Anna
Statia Keaney Marie Kean
Mrs. Murphy Brid Lynch
Guard Micheál O'Duinn
Various Characters Sean Mooney(2)
Mrs. Coughlan Ita O' Mahony
Mrs. Sheelan May Craig
Mr. Sheelan Eric Gorman
Séamus O'Neill Labhrás Ó Gallchobhair
Shirley O'Neill Doreen Madden
Lamp Lighter Traolach Ó hAonghusa
Jimmy Sheelan Séamus O Dubhgaill
Production Team  
Settings by Vere Dudgeon
Produced by Ria Mooney
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright


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