Riders to the Sea

Riders to the Sea by J. M. Synge  17th-19th November 1966

A double bill with Black Ey’d Susan by Douglas Jerrold, Adapted by Noel Ripley

Set in the Aran Islands, Inishmaan, like all of Synge’s plays it is noted for capturing the poetic dialogue of rural Ireland. The plot is based on the hopeless struggle of a people against the impersonal but relentless cruelty of the sea.

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Cathleen : Joyce Elson

Nora : Margaret Dutton

Maurya : Valerie Coles

Bartley : John Elson

Women : Winnie Stubbs, Diana Watson, Margaret Alston

Men : Barry Vincent, Harry Kemp


Producers: Noel Ripley and Janet Tate

Stage Manager : Percy Simmonds

Lights : Chris Makepeace

Sound : Douglas Tate

Music arranged by : Janet Tate

Slide projection : Reg Knight