Bunclody Kilmyshall Drama Group

The Good Father

by Christian O'Kelly

5 March 2022

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

The play is a heartfelt comic and moving drama that charts a journey of love, loss and redemption. Tim and Jane are from different sides of the class divide, but after a random meeting at a New Year's Eve party leads to unexpected events, they attempt to form a relationship against all the odds.

It was first performed at the 25th Galway arts festival on 19 July 2002 and presented by Druid Theatre Company and directed by Garry Hynes.

The Cast


Mairéad Connaughton


Pádraig D'Arcy



Kieran Tyrell

Stage Manager

Liam Farrell


Grace Dunbar
John Donohoe

Lighting Design

Kevin McEvoy
Grace Dunbar


John Donohoe
Grace Dunbar

Sound Design

Grace Dunbar
Kieran Tyrell

Make-up / Costumes

Martin McDonald
Gerry Kinsella

Production Co-ordinator

Rory Kinsella

Set Design

Chris Atkinson
Kieran Tyrell

Set Construction

Chris Atkinson
Michael Dunbar
John Masterson
John Dunne
Jim Druhan

Set Painting

Niall Ó Muiri


Barbara McCombe


Barbara McCombe
Catherine Finn
Michael Dunbar
Josephine Byrne
Billy Canning
Conor Stephenson
Brendan Walsh
Tim Connaughton
Rebecca Murphy

The Group

The group was formed in 1998 and has been performing on the festival circuit ever since. In 2007 the group won the All-Ireland Confined Drama Final. Since then they have appeared in the Open Finals in Athlone on Five occasions, taking home many acting and stage management awards.
Cast Photo

Cast and Crew Photo