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OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Gerald Macnamara 

  • Notes

    The character list is incomplete as no script has survived, and the names given are simply those which were highlighted in contemporary press cuttings.

  • Synopsis

    Though it is twenty years since Ulster giant Conn Ligg has fought, his reputation is great and he retains his Roman trainer, Scrapius, to ensure rivals are discouraged. These include Olaf, a juvenile Scandanavian who seeks vengeance on Conn for killing his father, and Nab McNab, a Scots giant-trainer sent to assess the scale of the challenge Ligg presents to his Scots equivalents. Mrs. Brigid Conn herself proves a formidable contender, and together with her daughter devises plans to frighten the contenders away.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Brigid A. Anonymous
Conn Ligg A. Anonymous
Scrapius A. Anonymous
Olaf A. Anonymous
Nab MacNab A. Anonymous
Dubh A. Anonymous

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Copyright Expired

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry came from 'The Ulster Theatre in Ireland' by Margaret McHenry; 'Gerald Macnamara, Ulster Playwright' by Kathleen Danaher Parks; 'The Theatre in Ulster' by Sam Hanna Bell; and press reviews of the premiere production.