At the Black Pig's Dyke

Set on the border between Leitrim and Fermanagh, this tragic love story weaves together past and present through the tradition of mumming and storytelling accompanied by toe-tapping dance and live music from fiddle, accordian and bodhran. This play tells a story that would break your heart while touching your comic nerve.

‘a powerful tragedy of hatred’- Irish Press, 15 February 1994
‘Maelíosa Stafford’s direction is seamless, Brendan O’Regans music and Ray McBride’s choreography are excellent’- The Irish Independent, 15 February 1994
‘a superbly eloquent and heartbreaking statement about tribal war in the Border counties’- The Irish Times, 23 February 1994
‘…sublime, superb, magical…the best night of theatre I’ve had in more than 50 years of theatre going’- The Sunday Tribune
‘although invariably and unmistakably Irish, it has crossed the ocean to articulate themes of the broadest significance’- The Toronto Star, 10 April 1994



  • Lizzie Boles Stella McCusker
  • Young Lizzie/ Sarah Boles/ Elizabeth Diane O’Kelly
  • Jack Boles/ 1st hero in Mummers Play Brendan Laird
  • Hugh Brolly/ 2nd hero in Mummers Play David Wilmot
  • Michael Flynn/ Captain Mummers Play Ray McBride
  • Frank Beirne/ Doctor in Mummers Play Séan Lawlor
  • Tom Fool Frankie McCafferty
  • Miss Funny Deirdre O’Kane
  • Beelzebub/ Musician Nuala Ní Chanainn
  • Musician Alan Kelly

Creative Team

  • Director Maelíosa Stafford
  • Design Monica Frawley
  • Lighting Design Stephen McManus
  • Music Brendan O’Regan
  • Costume Design Monica Frawley

Production Team

  • Production Manager Tony Killeen
  • Stage Director Moya McHugh
  • Stage Manager Bernie Walsh
  • Assistant Stage Manager Angela Duffy
  • Technician/ Operator Eamonn Fox
  • Set Construction/ Crew Alan Clarke Frank Gleeson
  • Wardrobe Monica Ennis
  • Helen Lane
  • Orfhlaith Stafford
  • Anja Seiss
  • Choreography Ray McBride
  • Masks Aine Philips
  • Scenic Artist Ned McLoughlin
  • Photography Amelia Stein
  • Poster Design Catherine McConville
  • Artistic Director Garry Hynes
  • General Manager Jane Daly
  • Administrator Anne Butler