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The Honey Spike


  • Playwright

    Bryan MacMahon 

  • Synopsis

    The Honey Spike tells the story of a homeward journey of a group of travellers. Breda Claffey wants to give birth to her child at the hospital where she herself was born, the Honey Spike in Co. Kerry, 300 miles away from where she currently lives at the Giant's Causeway.

  • Play Type

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Original Cast  
Shon McQueen Peadar Lamb
Young Man Ray McAnally
Meg Postlethwaite Kathleen Barrington
Margery Kenworthy Angela Newman
Various Characters Aideen O'Kelly
Winifred McQueen Máire Ní Dhomhnaill
Jack the Chapel Bill Foley
Major Thorpe Edward Golden
Mickle Sherlock Geoff Golden
Fr. Gabriel Micheál Ó Briain
Sergeant O'Brien Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Michael Mulamply Philip O'Flynn
Hershell Paddymore Tomás Mac Anna
IRA Man James Caffrey
Dickie Bird Pat Layde
B Special Frank O'Keefe
Poll-Poll Brid Lynch
Martin Claffey Vincent Dowling
Various Characters Eithne Lydon
Rachel Paddimore Eileen Crowe
Breda Claffey Fidelma Ní Mhurchú
B Special Tomás P. Mac Cionnaith
IRA Man Micheál O hEocaidh
Big Farmer Micheál O hEocaidh
Ballad Singer Eoin Ó Súilleabháin
IRA Man Eoin Ó Súilleabháin
Various Characters Mairéad Harbourne
Various Characters Breandán Flinter
Various Characters Pat McKenna
Various Characters Richard Pattee
Various Characters Ivan Dixon
Production Team  
Settings by Tomás Mac Anna
Produced by Frank Dermody
Stage Manager Bert Carroll



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    A.P. Watt Ltd.

  • Address

    20 John Street
    London WC1N 2DR

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7405 6774

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