Abbey's "The Shaughraun" at the Albery from 25 May

Abbey's "The Shaughraun" at the Albery from 25 May

The Abbey Theatre, Dublin, production of Dion Boucicault's The Shaughraun, opens at the Albery Theatre 8 June 2005, following previews from 25 May 2005, booking to 24 Sep 2005

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The cast includes: Don Wycherley (Shaughraun); Anita Reeves (Mrs O'Kelly); Stephen Brennan (Corry Kinchela), Frank Grimes (Father Dolan); Ciaran Brooks, Joe Daly, Stephen Darcy, Karen Halley, Rory Keenan, Eric Lacey, Darren Maguire, Michael Maguire, Ruth McGill, Emily Nagle, Karl O'Neill, Fiona O'Shaughnessy; David Pearce, Edel Quin, Jasmine Russell, Brian Thunder, Billie Trainer, Mal Whyte.

It is directed by John McColgan (the director of Riverdance), and comes to London following two seasons at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin..

It is designed by Francis O'Connor, lighting by Rupert Murray, costumes by Joan O’Clery

A melodramatic play , The Shaughraun, is a combination of a rollicking farce, a fish-out-of-water comedy and a gentle morality play. The dastardly Corey Kinchela, the forces of the crown and a liberal dose of nineteenth century Fenian politics contrive to keep the various lovers apart. But in the end love will triumph with more than a little help from Conn the Shaughraun and his faithful dog Tatters.

(Footnote: The Shaughraun (is pronounced Shockrun and meaning The Vagabond in Gaelic); Dion Boucicault (pronounced Dion Bousicoe)

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