South Wicklow Drama Festival

Sillan Players - Una Pooka by Michael Harding


                                                                                                           Director Paddy Farrelly


Aidan Kevitt - David Clarke

Nuala Kevitt - Julie Halpin

Mrs Kevitt - Audrey Gaughan

Una Kevitt - Yvonne Seymour

Liam Kevitt - Shane Fox

Fr Simeon/The Pooka Man - Conor Shaffrey

Priest - Thomas Lyden

Doctor - Clare O’Reilly


Director: Paddy Farrelly


Lighting & Sound: David & Micheal Farrelly

Stage Management: Sharon & Karina Farrelly

Set Design & Construction: James Mc Enroe, Ciaran Farrelly, Brendan Farrelly, Patrice Keenan, James Farrelly

Props & Stage Hands: Roisin Keenan, Annie Farrelly, Fionn Needham, Rachel Farrelly.

Make up: Gemma Needham

Costumes: Helen Foy

 About the play

Una's family is in Dublin to see the Pope. But there are unanswered questions. Would the Pope condemn communion in the hand? Would he put a halt to the gallop of well-heeled women? But more importantly, why was Una's brother being force-fed on muesli and lentils? Why did Father Simeon want to join a circus in Rio de Janeiro? Una Pooka is the fantasy of a single woman in a nation on its knees before the Roman Pontiff.

About the Group

Sillan Players were formed in 1982 by Fr Patsy Young. They have done numerous Productions over the years and have qualified for the Confined Finals on many occasions, most recently to Tubbercurry in 2017 where they were runner- up.


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