Lois Achimovich's fourth play had its premiere 9 November 1989 in a shed on Victoria Quay, Fremantle, Western Australia. Cast and crew of the first production of John Boyle O'Reilly:
|John Boyle O'Reilly||Adrian Mulraney|
|Father McCabe, Breslin, Lionel Samson||Maurie Ogden|
|Jessie Woodman, Mrs Samson, Mrs O'Reilly, Eileen O'Leary, Jean||Rosemarie Lenzo|
|Governor of Westem Australia, Captain Anthony||Lee Buddle|
|Guard, Mr Woodman, Devoy||John Reed|
|Mrs Woodman, Pearl||Kavisha Mazzella|
|Lee Buddle||Vocals, Flutes, Tin Whistles, Synthesiser, Concertina, Percussion|
|John Reed||Vocals, Cittern, Guitar, Harmonica, Tin Whistle|
|Kavisha Mazzella||Vocals, Accordion, Guitar, Percussion, Synthesiser|
|Maurie Ogden||Vocals, Bones|
|Assistant Director||Anne-Marie Brady|
|Designer||Tish Oldham (Phillips)|
|Musical Director||Lee Buddle|
|Production Manager/Set Construction/Lighting Design||Alan Surgener|
|Visuals||Michael O'Rourke/Tish Oldham|
|Production Assistant/Costumes||Sandy McKendrick|
Thanks to Gary Burke for the initial inspiration for this production and his continued support throughout.
Original music written and arranged by Lee Buddle, Kavisha Mazzella and John Reed.
Traditional songs and tunes researched by Lois Achimovich, Lee Buddle and John Reed.
Most of the poems used are adapted from the works of John Boyle O'Reilly. Short excerpts of poems from Yeats, Joyce, Lady Wilde and traditional sources have also been used.
New: 29 August 1998 | Now: 18 May, 2018