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The Best of Motives

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Sean Dowling 

  • Synopsis

    In this historical piece, Dowling, through the characters in the Byrne family home, presents the pros and cons of the consequences of the signing of the Anglo-Irish treaty in 1921, with tragic results.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    14

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Various Characters Geraldine Plunkett
Various Characters Pat Laffan
George Campbell Stephen Rea
Maggie O'Toole Joan O'Hara
Various Characters Des Cave
Kit Byrne Donal McCann
Various Characters Peadar Lamb
Monica Butler Angela Newman
Tess Byrne Aideen O'Kelly
Mr. Campbell Harry Brogan
Various Characters Bill Foley
Captain Paddy Daly Edward Golden
Mr. Malony Geoff Golden
Tom O'Toole Micheál Ó Briain
Ballad Singer Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Various Characters Pat Layde
Syl Byrne Vincent Dowling
Mrs Byrne Eileen Crowe
Various Characters Seán Ó Floinn
Production Team  
Settings by Brian Collins
Produced by Frank Dermody

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