Big Maggie

By John B. Keane

A riveting story of money, land and secret sex.

On the day of her husband’s funeral, Maggie Polpin (Aisling O’Sullivan), widowed mother of four, is now ready to take power into her own hands… but at what cost?

Aisling O’Sullivan, John Olohan and Keith Duffy lead a cast of eleven of Ireland’s finest actors in this much loved play by John B Keane, revived following its hugely successful run in 2011 / 2012.

With Big Maggie (2011, 2012, 2016), Druid has continued its exploration of John B. Keane’s work which began in 2002 with Sive, followed by Sharon’s Grave (2003) and The Year of the Hiker (2006).

Show Programme

Explore an archive copy of the show programme.



  • Maggie Aisling O’Sullivan
  • Gert Karen McCartney
  • Katie Charlotte McCurry
  • Maurice Muiris Crowley
  • Mick Emmet Byrne
  • Mr.Byrne John Olohan
  • Teddy Heelin Keith Duffy
  • Mrs. Madden Clare Barrett
  • Mary Madden Clare Monnelly
  • Old Woman Joan Sheehy
  • Old Man Frank O’Sullivan

Creative Team

  • Writer John B. Keane
  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Set Designer Francis O’Connor
  • Costume Designer Oliver Townsend
  • Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
  • Sound Designer John Leonard
  • Composer Colin Towns

Production Team

  • Production Manager Eamonn Fox
  • Technical Manager Barry O’Brien
  • Stage Manager Donna Leonard
  • Assistant Stage Manager Richie O’Sullivan
  • Assistant Stage Manager (Intern) Sarah Gannon
  • Set Build Gus Dewar, Peter Nelson
  • Costume Supervisor Doreen McKenna
  • Wigs and Make Up Val Sherlock
  • Carpenter Mick Moloughney
  • Technician Shannon Light
  • Scenic Painters Dymphna Tate, Noel tate
  • Scenic Props Gil Christie
  • Transport Trevor Price
  • Publicist Gerry Lundberg PR
  • Graphic Design Bite! Associates
  • Production Photography Matthew Thompson
  • Publicity Image Photography Ros Kavanagh