This metaphorical play deals with alcoholism and family conflict and how these two problems can be connected. Although this is the main plot and told through hymns of a Catholic Church hymn book you can notice it as a metaphor for Northern Ireland, their destruction, conflict and the loss of identity they once had.

‘if you do not want to miss a landmark production, wonderful acting and a truly moving play, book now’- Tuam Herald, 22 April 1994



  • Eva Ross Fionnula Flanagan
  • Jimmy Ross Alan Barry
  • Georgina (Georgie) Melanie MacHugh
  • Gerard David Ganly
  • Rev. Dick Gerard Byrne

Creative Team

  • Director Caroline Fitzgerald
  • Design Kathy Strachan
  • Lighting Design Conleth White
  • Costume Design Kathy Strachan

Production Team

  • Production Manager Tony Killeen
  • Stage Managers Bernie Walsh
  • Angela Duffy
  • Assistant Stage Manager Ian Kilroy
  • Technician/Operators Eamonn Fox
  • Shannon Light
  • Set Construction Alan Clarke
  • Assisted By Gabrielle McGrath
  • Wardrobe Monica Ennis
  • The Costume Company
  • Assisted By Orfhlaith Stafford
  • Assistant Stage Carpenter Frank Gleeson
  • Scenic Artist Peter Reid
  • Production Photography Amelia Stein
  • Original Poster Drawing Brian Bourke
  • Poster Design Johan Hofsteenge
  • Pre-Show Hymns Sung By Peggy Whisker
  • Advertising Mary McPartlan
  • Box Office Elizabeth Burke
  • Front of House Yvonne Barrett
  • Elizabeth Burke
  • Denise Stafford
  • Orfhlaith Stafford
  • Natalie McCambridge
  • General Manager Jane Daly
  • Administrator Anne Butler
  • Assistant Administrator Moya McHugh
  • Trainee Arts Administrators Maria Fleming
  • Mary O’Callaghan
  • Script Adviser Charlie McBride