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Revenge

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lynn Doyle 

  • Setting

    A house in Newtownards in 1798.

  • Synopsis

    In 1798 Newtownards, Henderson is accused of betraying his co-conspirators in the United Irishmen movement. Condemned to death, he is imprisoned overnight in the care of his old friend and night guard John Morrison. Henderson works on Morrison’s sympathies and the man eventually agrees to release him. The two decide to stage a scenario, so that it appears Morrison has been overcome by the prisoner, and tied up. But Henderson’s liberation spells disaster for the kindhearted Morrison as events take a tragic turn.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Notes

    7

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Henderson Edward Wilson
John Henry William Campfield
Henry Steenson F.H. Lamont
John Morrison Christie Gilbert
Mr. Hamilton R. Christie
Hugh Munro W.E. Macmurray
William Moore G. Curran
Production Team  
Produced by Wilfred Campfield

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Lynn Doyle Archive, Belfast Central Library

  • Address

    Belfast Ulster and Irish Studies Department,
    Royal Avenue
    Belfast
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    +44 (0)28 9050 9150

  • Email

    buis@libraries.belfast-elb.gov.uk

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Lynn Doyle Archive, Belfast Central Library

  • Address

    Belfast Ulster and Irish Studies Department,
    Royal Avenue
    Belfast
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    +44 (0)28 9050 9150

  • Email

    buis@libraries.belfast-elb.gov.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry was taken from the company programme, held at Belfast's Linen Hall Library Theatre Archive, and from press cuttings sourced for this project.