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The Passion of Peter Ginty

An adaptation of Ibsen's 'Peer Gynt'.


  • Playwright

    Hugh Leonard 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Henrik Ibsen 

  • Author Notes

    A new version of the original play Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen

  • Setting

    The action moves from Dublin during the Civil War in 1922 to abroad in 1942 and back home some years later.

  • Notes

    The Choreography for the original production was credited to the Egyptian Festival Ballet.

  • Synopsis

    A relocation of Ibsen's classic to an Irish setting.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast Doubling is possible. See Original Production for details.


Original Cast  
Bridegroom Des Nealon
Passenger Aiden Grennell
Siobhan's Father Aiden Grennell
Ogden Aiden Grennell
Willy John Cowley
King John Cowley
Late Arrival John Cowley
Josie Kennefick Maureen Toal
Woman in Green Maureen Toal
Blanche Maureen Toal
Mrs. Ginty Marie Conmee
Fatima Marie Conmee
Mr. Kennefick Dermot Tuohy
Canon Dermot Tuohy
Tupson Dermot Tuohy
Cook Ronnie Walsh
McGrew Ronnie Walsh
Working Man Ronnie Walsh
Brosnan Ronnie Walsh
Mrs. Kennefick Helen Robinson
Rhino Helen Robinson
Peter Ginty Milo O'Shea
Manager Éamon Brennan
First Satellite Éamon Brennan
Diehard Éamon Brennan
Stater Norman Rodway
Kalihari Norman Rodway
Hobbyist Norman Rodway
Second Satellite Peter Mayock
Child David Fleming
Girl Sheila Donald
Joan Iris Lawler
Late Arrival's Wife Iris Lawler
Sister Rose of Angels Iris Lawler
Siobhan Genevieve Lyons
Girl Linde Nuthall
Girl Jacqueline Ryan
Carrie Jacqueline Ryan
Rosalie Jacqueline Ryan
Girl Ann Donnelly
Production Team  
Director Godfrey Quigley
Music by Sean O'Riada
Manager Christine Longford
Assistant Manager Ann O'Connor
Stage Director Ruth O'Mara
Assistant Stage Manager Peter Mayock
Assistant Stage Manager Sheila Donald
Wardrobe Joan O'Rourke
Assistant Carpenter Louis Molloy
Chief Electrician Arthur Jones
PR Rosamund Stephens
Carpenter Michael Lambert
Company Artistic Director Phyllis Ryan


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

  • Email

  • Website


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