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The Evidence I Shall Give

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Richard Johnson (2) 

  • Setting

    District Courthouse in Barrabeg,a seaport town in the Breac-Gaeltacht; mid-20th century.

  • Synopsis

    After introducing us to the characters that populate the District Court in Barrabeg, Johnson provides us with two court cases presided over by Justice McHenry. In one, the Mother Superior of the local orphanage fights to have one of her charges sent to reformatory school.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    16

  • Cast Size Female

    13

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Miss O'Byrne Kathleen Barrington
Various Characters James Brophy (1)
Various Characters Noreen Campbell
Various Characters May Craig
Mother General Eileen Crowe
Jer Brown Vincent Dowling
Patrick Sinnott Edward Golden
Mr. Burke Geoff Golden
Various Characters Mairéad Harbourne
Various Characters Patricia Haybyrne
Mr. Green Peadar Lamb
Jean Omer Pat Layde
Sister Mary Eithne Lydon
Mrs. Brown Brid Lynch
District Justice McHenry Ray McAnally
Sergeant Bornican T.P. McKenna
Various Characters Ken Motherwell
Margaret Raffigan Fidelma Murphy
Mother Cecilia Angela Newman
Polly O'Grady Máire Ní Dhomhnaill
Peter McClare Micheál Ó Briain
Jean Omer's Mate Pádraig Ó Lúing
Superintendent Flanagan Séamus Ó Nualláin
Mr. O'Sullivan Eoin Ó Súilleabháin
Various Characters Catríona O'Doherty
Jerry Verity Philip O'Flynn
Garda Driscoll Frank O'Keefe
Maguire Desmond Ryan
Production Team  
Settings by Tomás Mac Anna
Produced by Frank Dermody
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UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

  • Email

    info@nli.ie

  • Website

    www.nli.ie

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Estate of R.D.F. Johnson

  • Address

    Blennerville
    Tralee
    Kerry
    Republic of Ireland

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from published material and from conversation with the playwright's daughter.