King of the Castle

Scober MacAdam is king of the castle, a once glorious Big House in County Leitrim with an extensive farm.  He has a young wife, Tressa, but their marriage is childless and frustrated. When rumours threaten Scober’s pride, he concocts a plan that jeopardises all he has worked for.

Steeped in a world of patriarchy and religion, King of the Castle is an unflinching, often uncomfortable look at our recent past.

‘Compelling . . . Garry Hynes and Francis O'Connor ingeniously create a beautiful tableau’- Sunday Times



  • Scober MacAdam Seán McGinley
  • Tressa MacAdam Seána Kerslake
  • Matt Lynch Ryan Donaldson
  • Jemmy Maguire Marty Rea
  • Joady Conlon John Olohan
  • Tommy Hayes Peter Daly
  • Old Jim Hughes Bosco Hogan
  • Charlie Tobin Steve Blount
  • Larry Maguire Anthony Moriarty
  • Liam Conlon Eddie Mullarkey
  • Ned O'Meara Conor Quinlan
  • Bridie Hagerty Kate Murray
  • Leo O'Hara Shane Mc Cormick
  • Pete Duggan Patrick Conneely

Creative Team

  • Writer Eugene McCabe
  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Design Francis O'Connor
  • Lighting Design James F. Ingalls
  • Movement Director David Bolger
  • Sound Design Greg Clarke
  • Composer Stephen McKeon

Production Team

  • Production Manager Barry O'Brien
  • Company Manager Danny Erskine
  • Deputy Stage Manager Bronagh Doherty
  • Assistant Stage Manager Sophie Flynn
  • Costume Supervisor Doreen McKenna
  • Wardrobe Assistant Jingyi Zhang
  • Hair & Make-up Val Sherlock
  • Master Carpenter Gus Dewar
  • Chief Electrician Shannon Light
  • Sound Technician Mike Nestor
  • Technicians Matt Burke, Michael O'Halloran, David Santiago, Frank Commins
  • Set Construction Druid Theatre Company
  • Scenic Artists Rachel Towey, Michelle Simon
  • Carpenters Pete Nelson, Arthur Bell
  • Prop Makers Bill Wright, Gavin Morgan, Gill Christie
  • Transport Trevor Price
  • Publicist Kate Bowe
  • Graphic Design Gareth Jones
  • Publicity Photography Matthew Thompson
  • Production Photographer Robbie Jack
  • Video Myles Shelly
  • Casting Consultants Maureen Hughes, Sarah Jones