Butt Drama Circle

The Root of All Evil

by Conor Malone

Sunday Afternoon,

3 December 2023

1.00 p.m. Start

(Length of Play: 45 Minutes)

Please note: no food or drink will be allowed in the theatre during any performance, as this is a competition.

The Play

In the distant mists of the past there is a small village. Each morning the Baker bakes his bread and brings it to the market where he trades it for fish, milk, eggs – all the things that his family needs. It’s a barter system where everybody contributes and nobody goes without.
One day a mysterious stranger arrives. He has nothing to trade. Instead he offers to pay with…coin. What effect will the introduction of this new ‘coin’ have?

The Cast


Mickey McMahon


Daireen McMenamin


Donna-Marie Doherty


Michael Given-King



Shaun Laverty

Stage Managers

Bernie Thompson
Kathleen McGowan
Marina Marcenicova

Lighting Design

Brian Bonner


Brian Duffy


"Marketplace" by Ciaran O'Neill
"The Horn Head Air" by Liam Deery

Production Design

J C Bonar

Set Construction

Martin McLean

Costume Design

Hilary Scanlon
Marie Laverty

The Group

Established in1959, The Butt Drama Circle is based in the Balor Arts Centre in Ballybofey, County Donegal; we are an amateur drama club which has expanded its remit considerably. Apart from its own amateur drama, musical & panto productions, we regularly participate in regional and national drama festivals. Our recent successes include winning The 2021 All Ireland Open One Act Finals in Ennis, and reaching the All Ireland Full Length finals in 2022 and 2023 with two original works written by a club member. We also host drama festivals for both primary and second level schools.

Cast Photo

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