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The Uncrowned King

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Brinsley MacNamara  V.A. Pearn 

  • Setting

    The Wicklow Hills...1867
    London...1880
    London...1881
    Galway...1886
    Eltham...1889
    London...1891

  • Synopsis

    The story of Charles Stewart Parnell, charting his privileged background, his politicization, his long campaign for Home Rule, and finally the love affair that was to destroy his reputation and bring about his political downfall.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    22

  • Cast Size Female

    4

  • Cast Notes

    In addition to the above cast list, there are 6 male and 7 female Peasants and 4 male Soldiers. In Scene 6, there are 18 Members of the Irish Party made up of 12 of the existing cast and 10 others.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Bridget Cathleen Delany
Tommy the Boots Seamus Healy
Peter Kearns Ronald Ibbs
Joseph Bigger Robert Lepler
Keenan Art O'Murnaghan
Mrs. Benjamin Wood Betty Chancellor
Father Cassidy John Stephenson (1)
John Redmond John Stephenson (1)
Captain O'Shea Harry Fine
William Ewart Gladstone Robert Hennessy (1)
Mrs. Katherine O'Shea Doris Finn
Charles Stewart Parnell Norman Scace
Denis Byrne Ian Aylmer
J.J. Clancy Hamlyn Benson
Martin O'Toole Hamlyn Benson
Maid Clodagh Garratt
Justin McCarthy Blake Gifford
Michael Treacy Blake Gifford
T.P. O'Connor C. Shannon
T.M. Healy Graham Roberts
A Messenger W. Twuohy
A Singer Boy E. Watkinson
Waiter John Cowell
Waiter John Boylan
Manservant John Boylan
A Sergeant Michael Flynn (2)
Production Team  
Director Peter Powell
Settings by Nora McCartan
Settings by Peter Powell
Lighting Designer Peter Powell
Costume Designer Christine Longford
Set Construction Michael Lambert
Set Painter Nora McCartan
Costume Construction Christina Keely
Hats by Nancy Beckh

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Not Found

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Oliver Weldon

  • Address

    16 Eglinton Wood
    Eglinton Road, Donnybrook
    Dublin 4
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    00 353 1 283 9838

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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