The Field By John B.Keane

City Theatre Dublin & Liam Rellis Arts 


Mick Lally / Mary McEvoy 


The Field by John B Keane

“That field is mine. God Almighty ‘tis a sin to cover grass and clover with concrete

Keane’s violent yet tender masterpiece tells the story of Bull McCabe, one of the most famous characters in Irish literature, and his fight to resist the changes forced on his small rural community by a rapidly changing Ireland.

“This is a parish in which you understand hunger…for food…for home…for love…for children. These things are good. But there is also a hunger for land. Are you prepared to kill for land?”

This new production, directed by Michael Scott and starring Mick Lally as the Bull, sees Scott again team up with Michael McCaffrey who created the celebrated setting for his production of The Matchmaker which received many accolades at the Edinburgh Festival and off-Broadway. 

The Field with its cast of classic characters in an epic setting 

In Order of Appearence

Leamy Conor Madden
Bird Brendan Conroy
Mick Pascal Scott
Maggie Butler Gabrielle Hyland
Mamie Mary McEvoy
Bull Mc Cabe Mick Lally
Tadgh (his son) Garret Lombard
Seargent Luke Hayden
William Dee Michael Patrick
Dandy McCabe Noel O Donovan
Dandy McCabe's Wife Sheila Flitton
Priest Donnagh Deeney
Bishop Gerry Walshe
Design and Costumes Michael McCaffery
Teckie Paul Spenser
Stage Director Donna Leonard
Stage Manager John Gurr
Stage Manager Titch Meagher