The Wood of the Whispering

The Wood of the Whispering is set in the year 1950 in the West of Ireland. We are invited not to a romantic anti-urban fiction about our past but to the fullness of life as it was lives and endured by the community who flitted around the Wood of the Whispering.

‘Director Garry Hynes gives reign to the earthy comedy and it flows like a river in full spate’- Sunday Independent
‘probably their finest production to date’- Sunday Tribune
‘a glorious comedy … a rich and robust production’- Evening Herald
‘A triumph … compulsory viewing’- Irish Times



  • Sanbatch Daly Mick Lally
  • Con Kinsella Séan McGinley
  • Paddy King Maelíosa Stafford
  • Jimmy King Michael O’Sullivan
  • Stephen Lanigan Ray McBride
  • Shiela Lanigan Mary Ryan
  • Mark Tristnan Eamon Maguire
  • Hotha Broderick Mairtin Jamesie
  • Kitty Wallace Mary McEvoy
  • Sadie Tubridy Marie Mullen

Creative Team

  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Design Monica Frawley
  • Lighting Design Barbara Bradshaw
  • Costume Design Monica Frawley

Production Team

  • Stage Manager Sean Mooney
  • Technical Manager John Ashton
  • Set Construction Steve Plant, Eddie Gordon
  • Operator (Lights) Tom Conroy
  • Props Seán McGinley, Eamonn Maguire
  • Publicity & Programme Jerome Hynes
  • Poster Robert Armstrong
  • Photography Mark Kilroy
  • Programme note Micheal Ó hAodha, Michael D. Higgins
  • Secretary/ Reception Orfhlaith Stafford
  • Front of House Manager Padraic O’Neill