Big Maggie, 2000

Jack Quinn and Nuala Hayes in An Grianán Theatre's Big Maggie, 2000.

by John B Keane

Produced by An Grianán in association with Yew Tree Theatre Co

Directed by John Breen

The story of Big Maggie Polpin and her attempts to keep her family together after the death of her husband is an enduring theatre favourite. The dialogue crackles with hilarious, caustic putdowns as the indomitable Maggie (Nuala Hayes) deals with her feckless family and unwanted suitors. Everyone wants a part of Big Maggie and her property but she has other ideas.


Maggie – Nuala Hayes
Gert – Judith Ryan
Katie – Niamh O’Shaughnessy
Maurice – Demian McAdam
Mick – Shane O’Neill
Byrne – Jack Quinn
Teddy – Paul McGlinchey
Mrs Madden – Billie Traynor
Mary Madden – Susie Lamb
Old Woman – Henri Quinn
Old Man – Aussie Bryson (Letterkenny)
Old Man – Ray Collins (Tour venues)


Producer – Patricia McBride
Lighting Design – Conleth White
Set Design and Construction – Guy Barriscale
Costume Design and Maker – Deirdre McGinley Ramsay
An Grianan Production Manager – Niall Cranney
Production Manager – Mike Burke
Stage Manager – Tara Williams
Technical Stage Manager – Dean Clarkin

Tour dates

An Grianán Theatre
Thurs 28 Sept to Sat 7 Oct 2000

Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny
Mon 9 to Sun 14 Oct 2000

Dunamaise Theatre, Portlaoise
Mon 16 to Wed 18 Oct 2000

The Garage Theatre, Monaghan
Thurs 19 & Fri 20 Oct 2000

Town Hall Theatre, Galway
Mon 23 to Sat 28 Oct 2000
Cork Opera House
Tues 31 Oct to Sat 4 Nov 2000

Mullingar Arts Centre
Mon 6 & Tues 7 Nov 2000

Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen
Wed 8 & Thurs 9 Nov 2000

Market Place Theatre, Armagh
Fri 10 & Sat 11 Nov 2000

Backstage Theatre, Longford
Mon 13 to Wed 15 Nov 2000

Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford
Thurs 16 to Sat 18 Nov 2000

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