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Johnny Sheehy


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The fourth of seven dramas that tell the stories behind the songs.
Christopher Fitz-Simon 's fresh and amusing look at Puccini's
Gianni Schicchi relocates the story in West
Cork at the turn of the century. When a wealthy farmer dies, he confounds his family by leaving all his wealth to a local monastery. The family enlist the help of Johnny Sheehy , a local rogue and storyteller, who takes the place of the dead man in the bed and re-dictates the will.
Music by Neil Brand. Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown: Gianni Schicchi
Unknown: Johnny Sheehy
Music By: Neil Brand.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Johnny Sheehy: Dermot Crowley
Eily Sheehy: Clare Cathcart
Roderick Donlan: Aiden Gillen
Sarah Donlan: Kate Binchy
Gerard Clohessy: Brefni McKenna
Nelly Clohessy: Gina Moxley
Dr Hodkins: James Greene
Simon Shaughnessy: Des Nealon
Mark Shaughnessy: Gerard O'Hare
Cissy Shaughnessy: Marcelle Riordan
Gerry Clohessy: Joshua Towb

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