Rural Derry, 1981. The Carney farmhouse is a hive of activity with preparations for the annual harvest. A day of hard work on the land and a traditional night of feasting and celebrations lie ahead. But this year they will be interrupted by a visitor. The full company comprises 37 performers: 17 main adults, 7 covers, 12 children on rota and 1 baby.Performers Rosalie Craig (Caitlin Carney), Owen McDonnell (Quinn Carney), Justin Edwards (Tom Kettle), Stella McCusker (Aunt Maggie Far Away), Sian Thomas (Aunt Pat), Declan Conlon (Muldoon), Dean Ashton (Frank Magennis), Terence Keeley (Diarmaid Corcoran), Sean Delaney (Michael Carney), Francis Mezza (Shane Corcoran), Kevin Creedon (JJ Carney), Laurie Kynaston (Oisin Carney), Saoirse-Monica Jackson (Shena Carney), Catherine McCormack (Mary Carney), Charles Dale (Father Horrigan), Mark Lambert (Uncle Pat), Glenn Speers (Lawrence Malone).
Author Jez Butterworth. Producer Royal Court Theatre. Producer Sonia Friedman Productions (in association with Neal Street Productions). Director Sam Mendes. Design Rob Howell. Lighting Peter Mumford. Music Nick Powell. Sound Nick Powell.