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Dark Isle

A Play in Three Acts

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Gerald Brosnan 

  • Setting

    Dublin, 1916.

  • Synopsis

    Described in the Times' 'Irishman's Diary' column as 'the story of a young man who went out to fight in 1916 without any very marked convictions or enthusiasm but who, in the course of the struggle, developed a mystical patriotism.'

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Dan O'Neale Michael J. Dolan
Kate Gannon Eileen Crowe
Jimmy Gannon Fred Johnson
Mary Daly Maureen Delaney
Sheila Gannon Gertrude Quinn
Father Clennel F J McCormick
Michael O'Neale Denis O'Dea
Matt Harkness Arthur Shields
Patsy Daly John Stephenson (1)
James Gannon P.J. Carolan
Una Cahill Dodo Carroll
Production Team  
Director Lennox Robinson
Assistant Director Arthur Shields
Stage Manager Arthur Shields

RIGHTS INFORMATION

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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.