The Clongowes premiere of The Shadow of a Gunman brings together two exciting talents: writer Sean O’Casey (author of The Gigli Concert and Conversations on a Homecoming) and director Tom Carroll, fresh from his recent successes with Drumbelly (2014) and Conversations on a Homecoming (2015) and A Whistle in the Dark (2016).
The Shadow of a Gunman is a 1923 play by O’Casey set during the Irish War of Independence. It centres on the mistaken identity of a building tenant who is thought to be an IRA assassin. It is the first in O’Casey’s ‘Dublin Trilogy’ – the other two being Juno and the Paycock (1924) and The Plough and the Stars (1926).
O’Casey’s controversial play will be given a fresh airing on the Clongowes stage for two nights only on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th November at 19.00 in the Sports Hall.
The smell of the greasepaint, the roar of the crowd.
Be there or be square…
Declan O’Keeffe, Head of Communications
Cast of The Shadow of a Gunman
Donal Davoren: Eddie Boland
Seamus Shields, a pedlar: Hugo O’Donnell
Tommy Owens: Zach Martin
Adolphus Grigson: Brian Gallagher
Mrs Grigson: Aoife Curley
Minnie Powell: Deirbhle Byrne
Mr Mulligan, a landlord: Conor Martin
Mr Maguire, IRA man: Luke Keogh
Mrs Henderson: Rosa Thomas
Mr Gallagher: James Hoey
An Auxiliary Black and Tan: Paddy Dowling