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Trial at Green Street Courthouse

A play in ten scenes by Roger MacHugh

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Roger McHugh 

  • Setting

    The entire action of the play takes place in the back room of Barney Kiernan's public house and Green Street Courthouse on the same day in the year 1871.

  • Synopsis

    A reconstruction of a famous trial - of Robert Kelly for the shooting of Head Constable Talbot - where the defence argued it was medical negligence that killed the man, not the bullet.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    18

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Doctor Tufnel Harry Brogan
Doctor O'Leary Edward Byrne
Rose O'Leary Ria Mooney
Henry Talbot Udolphus Wright
Jerry Finbar Howard
Serjeant Armstrong Michael J. Dolan
Doctor McDonell Eric Gorman
Constable Mullen Seamus Healy
Isaac Butt F J McCormick
Edmund Vesey Denis O'Dea
Solicitor General Dowse Austin Meldon
Constable Holland J. Winter
Doctor Stokes Michael Walsh (2)
Ryan Joseph Linnane
Old Man John McDarby
Frederick Faulkner William O'Gorman
Chief Baron Pigott James Dunne
Clerk of the Court Malachy Dooley
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Set Michael Walsh (1)
Produced by Frank Dermody
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright
Carpenter J F Barlow

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Trial At Green Street Courthouse

  • Year

    1945

  • Published By

    Browne and Nolan

  • Address

    Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.