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A Show of Hans!


  • Playwright

    Fergus Fay 

  • Author Notes

    A musical adaptation of two Hans Anderson Tales, "The Red Shoes" and "Big Claus and Little Claus." 

  • Notes

    For ages 7-11.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts

    Series of short individual plays

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Karen Julie Blunden
Mrs Sterngood Maria Hingerty
Narkee Donal Lehane
Guardian Angel Colette Hoctor
Shoemaker Donncha Crowley
Old Soldier Niall O'Keefe
Big Claus Donncha Crowley
Little Claus Colette Hoctor
Farmer's Wife Maria Hingerty
Tax Collector Donal Lehane
Farmer Niall O'Keefe
Shoemaker's Wife Julie Blunden
Landlord Niall O'Keefe
Elderly Herdsman Donal Lehane
Hans Anderson (Storyteller) Gerry McGrath
Production Team  
Music by Marion Burke
Director Tony Coleman
Keyboard & effects David O'Grady
Stage Manager Collette Farrell
Choreographer Joanne Maginn
Set Designer Fergus Fay
Costumes Alyson Ross
Costumes Grainne Keeley
Masks Robert Lane
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Stage Floor Designer Conleth White
Lighting Operator Kevin Saunders


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Fergus Fay

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


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