by Marina Carr
MARCH 13 - 15, 2014

“I’d burn down the world if I’d enough diesel – Will somewan not come and save me from meself before I go and do worse?”

Hester Swane



Euripides’s greatest tragedy, Medea, revived and relocated to the rural bogs of modern day Ireland. Hester Swane, the daughter of a traveller and an outcast from her local community receives a fateful message; leave the bog or die. On the morning of the wedding day of the love of her life, the father of her child, Hester chooses to remain, whatever the cost. A heart wrenching tale of abandonment, betrayal and vengeance at any cost, with a wicked sense of humour and chilling inevitability. With a rich set of characters, and a lyrical poeticism, By the Bog of Cats shifts between the mythic and the literal to create an otherworldly, yet painfully plausible chain of events


In an exciting new production, Minotaur Theatre Company combine emotional realism with haunting live music to bring Carr’s masterpiece to life.




Grace Church

Jess Clough

Assistant Director: Edel McCormick

Musical Director: Sam Day

Production Manager: Laura Nucinkis

Stage Mngr.: Gemma Aked-Priestley

ASM: Tess Castella

Tech: Sophy Plumb


Sophy Plumb

Jesselyn Verity



Joe CaplinAli DunkAbigail StewartCharlotte GocherSam Day


Hester - Emma Jennings

Carthage - James Thorpe

Mrs Kilbridge Molly McGeachin

Xavier - Josh Husselbee

Cat Woman - Sian Duggan

Monica - Georgia Allen

Caroline - Bridie Heathcote

Father Willow - Ollie Partington

Big Josie Swane - Maeve Hamill

Little Josie S. - Imogen McKenzie

Young Dunne Charlotte Gocher

Josef Swane Ali Dunk

Ghost Fancier - Joe Caplin

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