The Shadow of a Gunman - Clongowes Wood College

Posted: 22nd November 2017

The Clongowes premiere of The Shadow of a Gunman brings together two exciting talents: writer Sean O’Casey (author of The Gigli Concert and Conversations on a Homecoming) and director Tom Carroll, fresh from his recent successes with Drumbelly (2014) and Conversations on a Homecoming (2015) and A Whistle in the Dark (2016).

The Shadow of a Gunman is a 1923 play by O’Casey set during the Irish War of Independence. It centres on the mistaken identity of a building tenant who is thought to be an IRA assassin. It is the first in O’Casey’s ‘Dublin Trilogy’ – the other two being Juno and the Paycock (1924) and The Plough and the Stars (1926).

O’Casey’s controversial play will be given a fresh airing on the Clongowes stage for two nights only on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th November at 19.00 in the Sports Hall.

The smell of the greasepaint, the roar of the crowd.

Be there or be square…

Declan O’Keeffe, Head of Communications


Cast of The Shadow of a Gunman

Donal Davoren:                                   Eddie Boland

Seamus Shields, a pedlar:                  Hugo O’Donnell

Tommy Owens:                                   Zach Martin

Adolphus Grigson:                              Brian Gallagher

Mrs Grigson:                                       Aoife Curley

Minnie Powell:                                     Deirbhle Byrne

Mr Mulligan, a landlord:                      Conor Martin

Mr Maguire, IRA man:                         Luke Keogh

Mrs Henderson:                                  Rosa Thomas

Mr Gallagher:                                      James Hoey

An Auxiliary Black and Tan:                Paddy Dowling

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