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Cries from Casement as his Bones are Brought to Dublin

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Paddy Scully  David Rudkin 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted by Paddy Scully from David Rudkin's original radio play.

  • Synopsis

    Roger Casement's remains (or what purported to be Casement's remains) were exhumed from their previous location in a British prison and returned to Ireland in 1965 where they were granted a state funeral at Glasnevin Cemetery, instead of Casement's beloved Murlough Bay in Co. Antrim. The play focusses on the living Casement as he wrote his famous diaries and on the personification of his disembodied bones, and grapples with his ultimate dilemma, the divisions of identity between Ulsterman and Irishman, English Man and Irishman.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    16

  • Cast Size Female

    9

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Crippen Paddy Scully
Sullivan Paddy Scully
Blucher Paddy Scully
Guard Terence Orr
Jagow Terence Orr
Casement the Diarist Brian Munn
Adler Conal Kearney
Grave Digger Conal Kearney
Town Crier Conal Kearney
Casement's Bones Derek Lord
The Chancellor Derek Lord
The Brigadier Derek Lord
Asquith Derek Lord
Irish Air Hostess Lana McDonnell
Mother with Child Lana McDonnell
Gertrude Patricia McMenamin
Irish Mother Patricia McMenamin
Nun Louise Mansfield
BBC Interviewer Louise Mansfield
German Announcer Louise Mansfield
The Author Pat Monaghan
Wedel Pat Monaghan
Monteith Pat Monaghan
Nun Patricia Jaffares
Irish Narrator Patricia Jaffares
Production Team  
Director Paddy Scully
Set Designer Gerard Crosson
Lighting Designer Tom O'Mara
Costumes Jacqueline Young
Stage Director Se Merry Doyle
Stage Manager Niall Meehan

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

  • Address

    Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street
    London WIF 8GQ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7287 4450

  • Email

    info@casarotto.co.uk

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

  • Address

    Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street
    London WIF 8GQ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7287 4450

  • Email

    info@casarotto.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and from contemporary press cuttings.