Slattery’s Sago Saga 2nd Run-Through

Running through
8th July 2010
Flann and me and his greatest story never told – interview with writer Arthur Riordan in The Irish Times
12th July 2010


So, here we are, at the end of a 3-week rehearsal period for Slattery’s Sago Saga. I woke up this morning exhausted and I am not even in the rehearsal room! I have missed both Wimbledon and most of the World Cup this year, but I get over that 🙂

The 2nd run-through on Thursday was very, very good. Such a clever script, fantastic acting and awesome direction. I wish I could be a punter to experience the play for the first time in the surroundings of Rathfarnham Castle next weekend. You guys are in for a treat.

I could put up photos of the run (and I might later – if you can’t wait, they are on our Facebook Page), but they are nowhere near as good as Ciaran Bagnall’s from the first run and I thought I might pay a small tribute to the hard working guys behind the scenes. Not all were present.

Show Manager Clive Welsh and Asst. Show Manager Emma Hannon intently following the book:


Set and Lighting Designer Ciaran Bagnall, his assistant Jenny Shepherd and writer Arthur Riordan taking notes – note the synchronised leg-work:


Project Co-ordinator Irene O’Mara and Production Assistant Ian Gower drawn into the plot:


Director Jo Mangan focused on the run:


Sound Designer (and writer in his own right) Tom Swift chcukling away at the action:


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