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The Wiremen


  • Playwright

    Shay Healy 

  • Synopsis

    In North Mayo in the 1950s, the ESB crew from Dublin arrive to connect "the electric" and to change of the lives of the townspeople forever. But as the townspeople welcome and resist the Wiremen and the changes that they bring, love sparks between the locals and the visitors.

  • Play Type

    Musical Theatre

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Mairín Abbie Spallen
Ensemble Russell Smith
The Matchmaker Michael Grennell
Fr. Groarty John Olohan
The Mother Barbara Brennan
Tommo Kavanagh Simon Delany
Ensemble Dara Clear
Brighid Foley Brenda Brooks
Tadhghai Reagan Nicholas Grennell
Sarah Foley Lisa Lambe
Ensemble Gavin McCaffrey
Paidí Foley Rory Nolan
Charlie Peacock Michael Sands
Kate Foley Alex Sharpe
Ensemble Killian Boland
Ensemble Serge Bolze
Ensemble Joey Comerford
Ensemble Killian Donnelly
Ensemble Stephen Flanagan
Ensemble Kieran Gough
Ensemble Debbie Kiernan
Ensemble Tony O'Sullivan
Ensemble Carla Power
Ensemble Anthony Sharkey
Ensemble Robert O'Connor
Production Team  
Director Matt Ryan
Set Designer Alan Farquharson
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Producer John McColgan
Producer Moya Doherty
Costume Designer Monica Ennis
Costumes Abhann Wardrobe Department
Sound Designer Michael O'Gorman
Choreographer Belinda Murphy
Dance Captain Debbie Kiernan
Musical Director Julian Kelly
Line Producer Ciaran Walsh (1)
Production Manager Marie Breen
Stage Director Brendan McLoughlin
Stage Manager Catherine Maloney
Assistant Stage Manager Jack Olohan
Wardrobe Supervisor Nikki Connor
Orchestrations Jimmy Smyth
Make-Up Patsy Giles
Wigs by Patsy Giles


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    River Productions

  • Address

    23 Little Mary Street
    Dublin 7
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 1 889 4900

  • Website


The information for this entry was taken from publicity material for the play.