A Man of No Importance

MONIIn April 2010. musicworks joined forces  with No Face Productions and Operating Theatre to perform this musical based on the classic film starring Albert Finney.

Dublin bus conductor Alfie Byrne struggles with his sexuality and causes friction in a strict catholic community as he attempts to stage his beloved Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece “Salome”. Written by Ahrens and Flaherty, who also wrote “Seussical”, “Ragtime” and “Once on This Island”, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens’ delightful score mixes Irish folk music with a pinch of pop and showbiz dazzle. Add Terence McNally’s book, which nicely fleshes out the supporting characters, and you have an unabashedly sentimental work of human drama that resonates with more force and yes, importance, that it’s humble scale would suggest.


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Alfie Byrne – Stephen Godward
Father Kenny – Andy McPhee
Mrs Grace – Jayne Russell
Miss Crowe – Becky Kirkham
Mrs Curtain – Joanne Lale
James “Baldy” O’Shea – Paul Ewing
Rasher Flynn – Paul McPherson
Ernie Lally – Max Bromley
Lily Byrne – Kate Williams
William Carney – Dan Armstrong
Robbie Fay – Andrew Regester
Mrs Patrick – Julie Fowler
Carson – Graeme Crawford
Adele Rice – Emma Shute
Customer – Adele Lee
Sully O’Hara – Nick Smith
Peter – Graeme Crawford
Kitty Farrelly – Vanessa Christian
Robbie’s Mates – Andrew Dennis, Adele Lee, Nick Smith
Breton Beret – Tom Beynon
Oscar Wilde – Dan Armstrong
Monsignor – Graeme Crawford
Policeman – Nick Smith
New Driver – Andrew Dennis

Production Team

Director & Choreographer – Nicola Curzon
Musical Director – Stephen Williams
Lighting & Sound Design – David Phillips
Set Design – Nicola Curzon & Lily Molyneux
Set Construction – Ian Downing
Stage Manager – Mark Hill


Guitar – Richard James
Bass – John Osborne
Keys I – Jon Orton
Keys II – Gareth Wynne
Percussion – Helen Shelton
Violin – Karen Burton
Cello – Sarah Huson
Reed – Ian Hibbert

On-Stage Band

Guitar – Nick Smith
Violin – Andrew Dennis
Whistle – Andrew Regester
Bodhran – Tom Beynon