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The Stepping Stone

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    G.P. Gallivan 

  • Setting

    Set in various locations in Ireland from the date of the signing of the Treaty to the date of Collins' assasination. (1921-1922)

  • Synopsis

    A play bout Michael Collins, negotiator and signatory of the 1921 Anglo Irish Treaty, and his assasination on 22 August 1922 at Béal na mBláth, Co Cork.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    9

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    19 August 1963

  • Production Notes

    Presented by arrangement with Illsley-McCabe Productions.

  • Producer

    Produced by Southern Theatre Group

  • Original Venue

    Olympia Theatre

Original Cast  
Michael Collins Michael McAuliffe
Cathal Brugha James N. Healy
Tim Hassett Michael Twomey
Commandant Sean Hayes Flor Dullea
Joan Slattery Abbey Scott
Kitty Kiernan Mairín Murphy
Free State Officer Sean Healy
Molly Slattery Siobhan O'Brien
Republican Officer Tom Vesey
Annie Blake Loretta McNamara
Arthur Griffith Dick Healy
Harry Boland Donal O'Donovan
Liam Lynch Chris Collins
Free State Officer Brendan Fehilly
Production Team  
Settings by Frank Sanquest
Produced by Dan Donovan
Stage Manager Charles Ginnane

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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