The Field

By John B Keane

Costume Designer
A Pat Moylan & Breda Cashe Production. Directed By Padraic McIntyre.


I was asked to design the costumes for the 50th anniversary of John B Keanes play ‘The Field’ which was performed at The Gaiety Theatre. It was agreed that the decade in which this play took place was most likely the early 60’s.  I stayed true to this era whilst designing the characters costumes.  I veered away from having the widow ‘Maggie Butler’ dressed all in black which was done a lot in previous productions because I felt in the 60’s it would have been a dated tradition to have a widow do this.