South Wicklow Drama Festival

Kilrush Drama Group 2008 Production

The Cripple of Inis Maan

The members of Kilrush Drama Group present "The Cripple of Inis Maan". This outrageous comedy was set on the Island of Inis Maan in 1934 during the making of the film, "The Man of Aran". Milking the play for every ounce of comedy is Director Mick Byrne backed up by a talented cast. Aunts Eileen and Kate are being played by Anne Sheridan and Cathy Tighe, while Maurice Ruth plays the role of Johnnypateenmike. Young performers, Evan May, Alan O'Neill and Ellie Condren, take on the roles of Cripple Billy, Bartlay and Slippy Helen respectively, while Joe Sinnott and Owen Doyle play Babbybobby and Dr. McSharry, and Josephine Byrne plays "Mammy".

Davy Donohoe takes on the onerous task of Stage Manager for this year's production.

The first performances of this production can be seen in "St. Brigid's Hall" Carnew, on Friday the 15th of February and Sunday the 17th. The group will then travel North and South with their production to Festivals on the Drama Circuit.


Film Editor
Tom Byrne
Lighting Kevin McEvoy & Thomas Cahill
Paddy Byrne & Dougie Doyle
Props / Set Painting Maeve Hunter
Lorna Doran
Hair Stylist Phil O'Loughlin
Costumes Jacinta Kavanagh
Stage Crew
Tommy Kavanagh, Roy Douglas, Ger Byrne, Brendan Hayden, Billy Molloy

Photography for this website by Eamonn Doran & Lorna Doran
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