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A Documentary Play.

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Ulick O'Connor 

  • Synopsis

    A documentary play, drawing from Dáil reports, speeches from TDs and Cabinet members and interviews with significant figures, which tells the story of the execution of Rory O'Connor, Liam Mellowes, Dick Barrett and Joe McKelvey on December 8th 1922, during the Irish Civil War.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    17

  • Cast Size Female

    2

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Dick Barrett Donal O'Kelly
President W. T. Cosgrave Donagh Deeney
General Mulcahy, Minister for Defence Donagh Deeney
Film Narrator Sean Campion
Hugo MacNeill Sean Campion
Ernest Blythe, Minister for Finance Des Cave
Kevin O'Higgins, Minister for Justice Des Cave
I.R.A. Speaker John Olohan
Cathal O'Shannon John Olohan
Liam Mellowes Paul Bennett
Rory O'Connor Maurice O'Donoghue
Joe McKelvey Christopher Neary
Eoin MacNeill, Minister for Education Bob Carlile
J. Johnston, Labour Leader Bob Carlile
Captain Hayes David Herlihy
Interrogator Ronnie Walsh
Singer Eithne Dempsey
Film Narrator Eithne Dempsey
Production Team  
Director Tomás Mac Anna
Designer Robert Lane
Lighting Leslie Scott
Costumes Anne Cave
Sound Jim Colgan
Staff Director John Stapleton
Director's Assistant Seamus O'Brien
Design Assistant Blaithin Sheerin
Production Manager John Costigan
Stage Manager John Kells
Assistant Stage Manager Miriam Kelly
Props Master Stephen Molloy
Set Construction Peter Rose
Set Construction Harry Page
Wardrobe Assistant Rita Sweeney

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    The Marsh Agency

  • Address

    11 Dover Street
    London W1S 4LJ
    England

  • Phone

    + (44 ) 20 7399 2800

  • Website

    www.marsh-agency.co.uk

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Marsh Agency

  • Address

    11 Dover Street
    London W1S 4LJ
    England

  • Phone

    + (44 ) 20 7399 2800

  • Website

    www.marsh-agency.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.