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Traitors

A Play of Belfast Life in Four Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Thomas Carnduff 

  • Notes

    The Thomas Carnduff Archive is held as a special collection at Queen's University Belfast. According to Carnduff's son Noel, however, the playscript for 'Traitors' has never been found (cf: Introduction to Carnduff Archive Catalogue)

  • Synopsis

    A slice-of-life play set in a back street in Belfast, telling a story of poverty, unemployment and gossipy neighbours prepared to play 'traitor' to their class and inform on neighbours apparently claiming unemployment benefits under false pretences.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Jim Watson Charles Fagan
Jane Watson Elma Hayward
A Police Constable Dan Fitzpatrick
Tom Russell Richard Hayward
Mrs Norris Charlotte Tedlie
John Herrin Charles E. Owens
Maggie Herrin Nancy Cullen
Abram Cohen J.R. Mageean
May Russell Myrtle Adams
George Harrison Terence Grainger
A Belfast Newsboy Noel Carnduff
Production Team  
Director Richard Hayward
Producer J.R. Mageean
Stage Manager Dan Fitzpatrick

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Not Available

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry has come from newspaper reviews of the premiere production, and from the company programme.