The Silver Tassie

By Seán O'Casey

Druid’s production of The Silver Tassie received its US premiere at the 2011 Lincoln Center Festival in New York on July 26, 2011.

The New York run was part of Imagine Ireland, Culture Ireland’s year-long season of Irish arts in America in 2011 and The Silver Tassie was Druid’s third show to tour to the USA in 2011. Other Druid shows that toured the US in the same year included a 17 week coast to coast tour of The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh and a three week run of Penelope by Enda Walsh at the Studio Theatre in Washington DC.

Druid’s 2010 production of The Silver Tassie toured Ireland and the UK and was one of the highlights of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival.

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. nTo read more, you can go to the production page for Druid’s production of The Silver Tassie in 2010.

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.



  • Sylvester Heegan Eamon Morrissey
  • Simon Norton John Olohan
  • Susie Monican Clare Dunne
  • Mrs Foran Marion O’Dwyer
  • Mrs Heegan Ruth Hegarty
  • Teddy Foran Liam Carney
  • Harry Heegan Garrett Lombard
  • Jessie Taite Charlie Murphy
  • Barney Bagnall Raymond Scannell
  • Soliders in France Christopher Doyle
  • Gerard Kelly
  • Elliot Harper
  • Adam Welsh
  • The Corporal Eamon Morrissey
  • The Visitor Bush Moukarzel
  • The Staff-Wallah John Olohan
  • Surgeon Forby Maxwell Elliot Harper
  • The Sister of the Ward Ruth Hegarty
  • Other Parts Played by The Company and Young Chorus (see below)
  • YOUNG CHORUS Jordan Bolli-Thompson
  • Lara Connaughton
  • John Gaughan
  • Miriam Ward

Creative Team

  • Writer Seán O’Casey
  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Set & Costume Designer Francis O’Connor
  • Movement David Bolger with Vanessa Lefrancois
  • Lighting Design Davy Cunningham
  • Sound Design John Leonard
  • Composer and Musical Director Elliot Davis
  • Music Consultant Philip Chevron
  • Casting Director Maureen Hughes

Production Team

  • Production Manager Eamonn Fox
  • Company Manager Sarah Lynch
  • Stage Managers Danny Erskine
  • Noodles H. O’Lurie
  • Paula Tierney
  • Technical Manager Barry O’Brien
  • Set Construction Theatre Production Services (TPS)
  • Master Carpenter Gus Dewar
  • Deputy Master Carpenter Tony Cording
  • Costume Supervisor Doreen McKenna
  • Wardrobe Mistress Amanda Donovan
  • Scenic Artists Sandra Butler
  • Jason McCaffrey
  • Angie Benner
  • Wigs and Make-up Val Sherlock
  • Technician Shannon Light
  • Special Props Matt Guinane
  • Production Intern Sara Cregan
  • Chorus Chaperone Aine Caulfield
  • Transport Trevor Price
  • Publicist Kate Bowe PR
  • Graphic Design Bite! Associates
  • Production Photography Robert Day
  • Stephanie Berger
  • Artistic Director Garry Hynes
  • Finance Director Bernie Harrigan
  • General Manager Tim Smith
  • Literary Manager Thomas Conway
  • Marketing & Development Manager Sinead McPhillips
  • Financial Administrator Lisa Nolan