Sillan Players

At the Black Pig's Dyke

by Vincent Woods

3 March 2020
8.00 p.m.

The theatre doors will close strictly at 8.00!
Please be seated by 7.50.

(Please note: no food or drink will be allowed in the theatre during any performance, as this is a competition.)

The Play

At the Black Pig's Dyke is a story of murder, mystery, fairy tale and tragic love. The play is set on the border of Northern and Southern Ireland where family feuds are passed down through generations. The story is told using the pagan ritual of the mummers' play as a metaphor for Ireland at a time where people laughed at a wake and cried when a child was born. It uses a mix of music, dance, song and rhyming to move between past and present generations, telling of the struggles and hopes of a family torn by sectarian violence and tribal hatred.


Lizzie Boles

Yvonne Seymour

Tom Fool

Conor Shaffrey

Miss funny

Roisin Keenan

Captain Mummer

Frank McGrath

Young Lizzie

Gemma Needham

Sarah Boles

Annie Farrelly


Irene Yore

Jack Boles
First Hero in the Mummers

David Clarke

Frank Bernie
Second Hero in the Mummers

Shane Fox

Hugh Brolly
Butcher in the Mummers

Jamie McEntee

Doctor in the Mummers

Thomas Lyden


David Farrelly


Sue King



Paddy Farrelly

Lighting & Sound

Paddy Farrelly and Crew

Set Design

Michael Farrelly
James Farrelly

Stage Crew

Micheal Farrelly
James Farrelly
David Farrelly
Ciaran Farrelly
Brendan Farrelly
Racheal Farrelly
James McEnroy
Fionn Needham
Bridget Kelly

Stage Management

Sharon Farrelly
Karina Farrelly

Make Up

Audrey Gaughan


Helen Foy

The Group

Sillan Players were formed in 1982 by Fr. Patsy Young. They have done numerous productions over the years such as Same Old Moon, Autumn Fire, Belfry, Carthaginians, The Lost Weekend, Big Maggie, The Trapp Family and Una Pooka. They have been competing on the Confined circuit since 2009 and have made the finals on four occasions.
Cast Photo
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Cast and Crew Photo
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