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Defender of the Faith

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Stuart Carolan 

  • Setting

    The action takes place in Hackballscross, South Armagh, 1986.

  • Synopsis

    Depicting the violent and tragic consequences of Irish republicanism, 'Defender of the Faith' tells the story of a fractured family, entrenched in violent and uncompromising paramilitarism, which finally shatters when a senior figure in the IRA visits the farm to hunt out a suspected informer.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Notes

    In the original production, the part of Danny was played on alternate nights by two actors

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Man Lalor Roddy
Barney Tom Hickey
J.J. Frank McCusker
Joe Gerard McSorley
Danny Shane Murray Corcoran
Thomas Laurence Kinlan
Danny Mark McGroarty
Production Team  
Director Wilson Milam
Designer Dick Bird
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Cormac Carroll
Fight Director Donal O'Farrell
Stage Director Audrey Hession
Assistant Stage Manager Pamela McQueen
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
PR Gerry Lundberg
Production Photography Tom Lawlor (1)
Rehearsal Photography Paul McCarthy (2)
Voice Coach Andrea Ainsworth
Casting Marie Kelly (1)

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Nick Marston, Curtis Brown

  • Address

    Haymarket House, 28-29 Haymarket,
    London SW1Y 4SP
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7396 6600

  • Email

    nick@curtisbrown.co.uk

  • Website

    www.curtisbrown.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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