Island Protected by a Bridge of Glass

The play is set in 16th century Ireland when English rule first dominated Ireland. It is focussed around Graineuaile, the central character and her obsession with Elizabeth I and her royal presence. This is a historical fantasy of the old Ireland in late 1500s and early 1600s.

‘a rich and exciting evening of theatre…should not be missed’- Irish Times



  • Rebecca Bartlett
  • Maelíosa Stafford
  • Peter Lawson
  • Séan McGinley
  • Ray McBride
  • Marie Mullen
  • Mike Williams
  • Paul O’Neill

Creative team

  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Design Garry Hynes
  • Lighting Design Maelíosa Stafford
  • Padraic Boran
  • Costume Design Anne Lawson
  • Marie Mullen
  • Music De Dannan

Production Team

  • Set Construction Séan McGinley, Maelíosa Stafford, Peter Lawson
  • Props Paul O'Neill
  • Choreography Ray McBride
  • The 'Elizabeth', masks & poster Ted Turton