At Swim-Two-Birds
AUTHOR
Audrey Welsh

An Adaptation of Flann O'Brien's novel.
Setting
Set in Dublin in the 1930's(and earlier) and perhaps at Snámh-dá-éin(Swim-Two-Birds) on the banks of the river Shannon.
Synopsis
The story of an Irish college student who, half to amuse himself and half to avoid work, writes an irreverent novel about the figures of Irish myth and legend in which characters come to life and riot against their author.
Adapted/Translated From
Flann O'Brien
PLAY TYPE
Adaptation/Translation
Number of Acts
Full-Length
Cast Size Male
20
Cast Size Female
4
Casting Notes
Cast doubling is possible.
Date of First Production
12 February 1970
Production
Produced by Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach
ORIGINAL VENUE
Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach
Venue Notes
Presented on the Peacock Stage.
Original Cast
KellyDes Cave
LamontDes Cave
Shorty AndrewsDes Cave
Timothy DanaosBernard Collins
ShanahanVincent Dowling
Slug WillardVincent Dowling
DonaghyVincent Dowling
BranEamon Keane
William TracyEamon Keane
BrinsleyPat Laffan
FurriskeyPat Laffan
SweeneyPeadar Lamb
Mr. CorcoranPeadar Lamb
CowEugene Lambert
Good FairyEugene Lambert
The PookaEugene Lambert
Jem CaseyPat Layde
Fionn MacCoolMicheál Ó Briain
Bran's UncleMicheál Ó Briain
Dermot TrellisMicheál Ó Briain
PeggyJoan O'Hara
TeresaJoan O'Hara
The MaidservantJoan O'Hara
Sheila LamontJoan O'Hara
Dona FerentesJohn Olohan
Production Team
DirectorAlan Simpson
Set DesignerJohn Ryan(4)
Lighting DesignerLeslie Scott
Costume DesignerLyn Avery
Sound Nuala Golden
Sound Terry Gallivan
PuppeteerJudy Lambert
Stage DirectorBríd Ní Shúilleabháin
Assistant Stage DirectorChristine Duane
Props MasterPat MacMullan
CartoonistBob Fannin
Scripts & Rights Information
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Source of Information
The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.
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