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The Invincibles

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Hugh Hunt  Frank O'Connor 

  • Setting

    Dublin, 1882

  • Synopsis

    Based on the events surrounding the assassinations of the Chief Secretary Lord Cavendish and the Permanent Under Secretary Mr. Thomas Burke in Phoenix Park in 1882 by two members of the extremist organisation the Irish National Invincibles. Tim Kelly and Joe Brady had chosen Burke as he was perceived a traitor to Ireland, a Castle Catholic. Cavendish was merely in the wrong place at the wrong time. The leader of the Invincibles James Carey testified against his men and they were both hanged.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    8

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Timothy Kelly Cyril Cusack
Inspector Mallon Cecil Barror
Daniel Curley Eric Gorman
James Carey Fred Johnson
Maggie Fitzsimons Sheila Ward
Joe Brady W. O'Gorman
Ned McCaffrey Laurence Elyan
Mrs. Brady Christine Hayden
P.J. Tynan Frank Carney
Mr. O'Leary W. Redmond
Production Team  
Produced by Hugh Hunt

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The invincibles : a play in seven scenes / by Frank O'Connor

  • Year

    1980

  • Published By

    Proscenium Press

  • Address

    Newark, Delaware
    USA

  • ISBN

    0912262672

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Peters Fraser Dunlop (PFD)

  • Address

    34-43 Russell Street
    London WC2B 5HA
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7344 1000

  • Email

    info@pfd.co.uk

  • Website

    www.pfd.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the published play text and from press cuttings of the time.