The Year of the Hiker

By John B. Keane

Directed by Garry Hynes and featuring a stellar Irish cast.

Written in 1964, The Year of the Hiker marked a significant departure for Keane. Set in the sixties and shot through with yearning and regret for lost love, the play contains some of Keane’s most lyrical and tender writing. On production the play immediately gained a major place in the Keane canon and has been produced almost continuously in Ireland over the last forty years.



  • Mary Lacey Sarah Greene
  • Hiker Lacey Mick Lally
  • Dr. William Dolly Nick Lee
  • Joe Lacey Garrett Lombard
  • Kate Lacey Eleanor Methven
  • Simey Lacey Aaron Monaghan
  • Freda Catherine Walsh

Creative Team

  • Directed by Garry Hynes
  • Designer Francis O’Connor
  • Movement Direction David Bolger
  • Costume Designer Kathy Strachan
  • Lighting Designer Davy Cunningham
  • Sound Designer John Leonard
  • Projection Design Jon Driscoll
  • Composer Sam Jackson
  • Casting Director Maureen Hughes

Production Team

  • Production Manager Eamonn Fox
  • Manager Barry O’Brien
  • Company Stage Manager Tim Smith
  • Stage Manager Sarah Lynch Sarah Lynch
  • Assistant Stage Manager Fiona Lawless
  • Runner Shona McCarthy
  • Wardrobe Supervisor Doreen McKenna
  • Wigs & Make Up Val Sherlock
  • Set Construction Theatre Production Services (TPS)
  • Technical Crew Aidan Wallace
  • Carpenter Gus Dewar
  • Crew Pete Nelson
  • Tony Cording
  • Damon MacConville
  • Scenic Painters Sandra Butler
  • Ciara Moore
  • Luca Mattana
  • Publicist Kate Bowe PR
  • Graphic Design Bite! Associates
  • Production Photography Keith Pattison
  • Poster Photograph Bill Doyle
  • Musicians
  • Cello Tara-Lee Byrne
  • Double Bass Dave Redmond
  • Guitar Fionta de Barra
  • Artistic Director Garry Hynes
  • Managing Director Fergal McGrath
  • Financial Controller Bernie Harrigan
  • Producer Felicity O’Brien
  • Acting Administrator Sinead McPhillips
  • Administration Assistant Carmel Curley