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Aaron Thy Brother


  • Playwright

    Conor Farrington 

  • Setting

    Set in Dublin, 1802-03.

  • Synopsis

    In 1802-1803, John Philpot Curran is the last apparently free inheritor of Grattan's tradition. Guilt-ridden over the death of one daughter and tied by tradition to the Tone/Grattan idea of the duty of free protestants to the Ireland of the day. Robert Emmet is courting Curran's daughter, Sarah. All kinds of political trickery and treachery are uncovered in this examination of Ireland post the Act of Union 1801.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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Original Cast  
Amelia Curran Kathleen Barrington
Charles Henry Sirr Edward Byrne
Chorus Bob Carlile
John Philpot Curran Martin Dempsey
Georg Dunn Alan Devlin
Robert Emmet Joe Dowling
Chorus Patrick Duggan
Chorus Desmond Ellis
The Visitor Eamonn Howard
Chorus John Kavanagh (1)
Leonard McNally Eamon Kelly
Alexander Marsden Pat Laffan
Sarah Curran Leslie Lalor
Charles Burton Mark Mulholland
Richard Curran Seamus Newham
Arthur Wolfe Dominic Roche
Servant Eddie Stapleton
Court Clerk Eddie Stapleton
Production Team  
Lighting Leslie Scott
Sound Terry Gallivan
Sound Nuala Golden
Stage Director Bríd Ní Shúilleabháin
Assistant Stage Director Christine Duane
Wardrobe Lily Norton


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