Winter Series - An Hour with the Irish

by Emer Lyons and John Synge
Opening Night 29 June 2018
Riders To the Sea : Louise Petherbridge
The Green : Martin Swann

The Green by Emer Lyons directed by Martin Swann and Riders to the Sea by John Synge directed
by Louise Petherbridge

In the second of our Winter short season series we present The Green, a modern piece by Irish born
Dunedin playwright Emer Lyons which tells of one woman’s fight to stop progress from destroying
her town. The second play is an early 20th century classic by celebrated Irish playwright John Synge.
Riders to the Sea is poignant and tragic as a mother and her daughters face losing the menfolk
of the family to the sea. The programme includes an energetic interlude entertainment by Kathryn
Olcott’s Irish Beat Dancers.


Maurya (Riders To the Sea) Terry MacTavish 
Cathleen (Riders To the Sea) Rosie Dunn 
Nora (Riders To the Sea) Orla Dick 
Bartley (Riders To the Sea) Reuben Hilder 
Woman Mourner (Riders To the Sea) Yvonne Jessop 
Villager (Riders To the Sea) Emmett Hardie 
  Richard Huber 
Cornelia (The Green) Ruth Wheeler 
Doris (The Green) Sandy Cleary 
Toby (The Green) Richard Huber 
Peter (The Green) Emmett Hardie 


Lighting Brian Byas 
Set Ray Fleury 
Sound (The Green) Martin Swann 
Sound (Riders To the Sea) Brian Byas 
Stage Manager Jamie Byas 
Wardrobe (Riders To the Sea) Sofie Welvaert 
Production Manager Keith Scott 
Hosted by Friends of the Globe Theatre Incorporated