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At Swim Two Birds


  • Playwright

    Jocelyn Clarke 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Flann O'Brien 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from the 1939 novel of the same name.

  • Synopsis

    A layabout student is writing a book ... about fictional people writing other books! All goes well until a resulting compendium of invented and mythological characters slip the bonds of their own stories, and seize the narrative reins from their ficitious creators. Adapted from Flann O'Brien's metafictional classic.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling required


Original Cast  
Ensemble Fiona McGeown
Ensemble Ciaran McCauley
Ensemble John Carty
Ensemble Sandra O'Malley
Ensemble Kellie Hughes
Production Team  
Director Niall Henry
Designer Jamie Vartan
Lighting Michael Cummins
Sound Designer Joe Hunt
Production Manager Peter Davey
Set Construction Michael Cummins
Set Construction Gus Henry
Set Construction Peter Davey
Set Construction Graham Reid (1)


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Blue Raincoat Theatre Company

  • Address

    The Factory Performance Space
    Lower Quay Street, Sligo
    Co. Sligo
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)71 917 0431

  • Email

  • Website


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