Lizzie Lavelle and the Vanishing of Emlyclough

The Nose
3rd September 2012
The Space Programme 2008
3rd September 2012

Lizzie Lavelle and the Vanishing of Emlyclough

by Tom Swift

Directed by Jo Mangan

First Presented at

Carne Golf Links, Belmullet, Co. Mayo July 2007

This bi-lingual (English/Irish) play was staged in a dramatic natural amphitheatre in the sand dunes of Belmullet, Co. Mayo. Lizzie Lavelle attracted audiences from all over the country who came to see action careen from 100ft high sand cliffs with the backdrop of the Iniskea Islands and the wild Atlantic. The colourful, fun and irreverent show delighted audiences of all ages.

“On the mullet peninsula, in a time that’s neither herw nor there, lived two townlands at war with each other for no good reason except it was something to do when the days got longer. Emlyclough North and Emlyclough South were the names of those two warring tribes. I’ll tell you, they hated each other down to a man. Except for this one oddly exceptional case. Isn’t it funny how a person can get so fiercely lovey dovey over a person playing for the other team”


Paul Connaughton, Niamh Daly, Eamonn Hunt

Lisa Lambe, Cillain O’Donnachadha, Noni Stapleton, Stephen Swift

Plus Community cast from the Phoenix Players

Production Designers:

Set Design … Sinead O’ Hanlon
Original Music… Sam Jackson
Costume Design… Sinead Cuthbert & Therese McKeone
Translator … Fiona Ni Dhuibhir
Make-Up Design … Lorraine McCrann

 The Company:

Kelly Phelan … Company Administrator
Maura O’Keefe … Marketing Consultant
Julie Kelleher … Assisstant Marketing Consultant
Roy Murray … Production Coordinator
Irene O’Mara … Assistant Director/Assistant Production Coordinator
Hannah Solley … Show Manager
Diarmuid O’Quigley … Assistant Show manager
Hannah Crouch … Intern

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