Shadow of a Gunman 2015


Shadow of a Gunman

The Shadow of a Gunman is a 1923 play by Seán O'Casey set during the Irish War of Independence. It centers on the mistaken identity of a building tenant who is thought to be an IRA assassin.  It is the first in O'Casey's "Dublin Trilogy" - the other two being Juno and the Paycock (1924) and The Plough and the Stars (1926).

Coláiste Chraobh Abhann Payers presents Sean O'Casey's play Shadow of a Gunman directed by Seán Ó Súilleabháin.  Running for three nights in the Knight’s Theatre, Newcastle, Co Wicklow, from the 28th - 30th of April 2015. For further details please contact Coláiste Chraobh Abhann on 01 2870198 or by email:

Coláiste Chraobh Abhann Payers

The Coláiste Chraobh Abhann Players was founded in 2005 to cater for students in Coláiste Chraobh Abhann who have an interest in acting and production. Under the direction of English teachers Seán Ó Súilleabháin and Sharon Hennessy, they have staged plays including The Riddle Man, I Do Not Like Thee Dr Fell, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, How Many Miles to Babylon?, The Dumb Waiter and Burke and Hare.  They have won numerous awards in the Arklow Drama Festival including best play, and best actor.

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