To watch audience reactions to The Silver Tassie, click HERE.
To watch an RTÉ News clip featuring an excerpt from the show and an interview with Garry Hynes HERE.
To hear some of the music from the show and to see some of the preparations behind the scenes at our technical rehearsals, watch HERE.
You can take a look behind the scenes and find out what went on during the rehearsal process. We’ve included interviews and our programme note written by Frank McGuinness. You can read more HERE.
Read interviews with our cast and creative team. More HERE.
This sweeping play follows the lives of two young footballing heroes from the tenements of Dublin through the battlefields of France, and their return home.
Using all the resources of the theatre including live music and dance, this is an epic staging of one of O’Casey’s great plays.
Tony Award-winner Garry Hynes directs a cast of 19 – Druid’s biggest ever company of actors – and welcomes back some Druid favourites including Aaron Monaghan, Eamon Morrissey and Derbhle Crotty.
The Silver Tassie kicked off on August 24th, 2011 at the Town Hall Theatre in Galway, The Silver Tassie and toured to five venues in Ireland and to the UK. The full tour schedule can be found on the right-hand-side of this page.
Druid would like to acknowledge the continued support of the Arts Council in funding the company’s work and also the support of Culture Ireland in funding its international touring programme.
In order of appearance
Soliders in France
Surgeon Forby Maxwell
The Sister of the Ward
Other Parts Played by
The Company and Young Chorus (see below)
Oisín Ó Cualáin
The chorus were recruited locally in each venue.
Set & Costume Designer
David Bolger with Vanessa Lefrancois
Composer and Musical Director
Deputy Stage Manager
Rehearsal Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager & Props
Theatre Production Services (TPS)
Wigs and Make-up
Chorus Casting Manchester
Chorus Auditions Co-ordinator
Schools Workshop Leaders
Kate Bowe PR
Cliona Roberts CRPR
Please note that some publications do not have online links and that full reviews may not appear here.
“deserves to be far more widely seen.”
“powerful and poetic production”
“The Silver Tassie…emerges in Garry Hynes’s fine new production as one of the great (anti) war plays”
“Druid’s definitive production of The Silver Tassie”
“a remarkable overall achievement”
“Francis O’Connor’s design is astonishing”
“epic feats of stage management”
RTÉ One News – 28.08.10
A clip from the show and an interview with Director, Garry Hynes
RTÉ Radio 1 – Pat Kenny – 24.08.10
Interview with Director, Garry Hynes
THE IRISH TIMES – 09.10.10
Fintan O’Toole’s opinion piece on The Silver Tassie
IRISH INDEPENDENT – 28.08.10
Article on Seán O’Casey and his journey with The Silver Tassie
THE CONNACHT TRIBUNE – 26.08.10
Interview with John Gaughan – one of the Galway chorus members
GALWAY ADVERTISER – 19.08.10
Interview with Composer and Musical Director, Elliot Davis
THE IRISH TIMES – 19.08.10
Feature article on the history of The Silver Tassie
THE IRISH TIMES – 14.08.10
Interview with Owen Smith, the illustrator behind Druid’s image for The Silver Tassie
GALWAY ADVERTISER – 12.08.10
Interview with director, Garry Hynes
October 22 – 24, 2010The Silver Tassie 2010 - Portlaoise (Dunamaise Arts Centre)
October 18 – 20, 2010The Silver Tassie 2010 - Cork (Everyman Palace Theatre)
Oct 12 – 16, 2010The Silver Tassie 2010 - Dublin (Gaiety Theatre as part of Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival)
October 5 – 10, 2010The Silver Tassie 2010 - Oxford, UK (Oxford Playhouse)
September 21 – 25, 2010The Silver Tassie 2010 - Salford, Manchester (The Lowry)
September 14-18, 2010The Silver Tassie 2010 - Ennis (glór)
September 9 – 11, 2010The Silver Tassie 2010 - Galway (Town Hall Theatre)
August 24, 2010 – September 7, 2010