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The Parnellite

A Play in Three Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Seumus O'Kelly 

  • Setting

    The West of Ireland, the 1880s

  • Synopsis

    Inspired by the rising star of the agrarian movement, Stephen O'Moore, a poor tenant farmer, decides to take on his landlord. His profound loyalty to Charles Stewart Parnell ultimately causes him to clash with the local priest.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Major Heatherley Eric Gorman
Lila O'Moore Maureen Delaney
Gerald O'Moore Arthur Shields
Father Hugh Barret Peter Nolan
Ellen Barret Irene Kelly
Stephen O'Moore Fred O'Donovan (1)
Mr Murtagh Fred Harford
Mr Oliver Louis O'Connor
Production Team  
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet
Production by Fred O'Donovan (1)
Stage Manager Arthur Shields

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Parnellite, a play in 3 acts, Seumas O'Kelly

  • Year

    1919

  • Published By

    Publisher not found

  • Address

    England

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Copyright Expired

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.