On November 4th, 9th, 10th and 18th

Sive by John B Keane

Performed by Banteer Drama Group

On November 4th, 9th, 10th and 18th The Glen Theatre Drama group present John B. Keane’s most popular play, Sive . Directed by Tadhg O keeffe Sive is set against the harsh poverty and difficult times of 1950s Ireland Sive tells the story of a young and beautiful orphan who lives with her uncle Mike, his wife Mena and his mother Nanna. While Nanna dotes on her orphaned granddaughter, Sive, Mena plots with the local matchmaker Thomasheen Séan Rua  to marry the young girl off to an old local farmer Séan Dóta  for the promise of land and a chance to escape from poverty. Sive has become an Irish classic and one of the nation’s best loved plays. It is a story about a battle of generations, exploitation, greed, love and tragedy all told with John B’s lyrical dialogue and great Irish humour.

  • Nanna Glavin : Maureen O Brien
  • Mena Glavin : Marie Bourke
  • Sive: Sinéad Guiney
  • Mike Glavin : Séan O Riordan
  • Thomasheen Séan Rua : Dan Joe O Keefee
  • Liam Scuab: Nicky McAuliffe
  • Séan Dóta : Con Hartnett
  • Pats Bocock: Pat O Brien
  • Carthalawn: Diarmuid Cronin