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Submarine Man

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Aidan Harney 

  • Setting

    The action takes place in Co. Louth and New York from 1873 to 1914.

  • Synopsis

    Dundalk-based, noviciate Christian Brother, John Philip Holland is obsessed with his design for a bizarre, submergible craft. He soon finds himself caught up in the frantic, international race to tame 'the Mistress of the Sea'. Infused with the inventiveness of the eccentric genius, this true-story drama tells the little-known tale of 'the father of the modern submarine' and one of Ireland's greatest, unsung naval heroes.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    1

  • Cast Notes

    Doubling possible among male roles.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
John Phillip Holland Miche Doherty
Maggie B. Foley Janet Moran
Stranger- A wanderer from Mullingar Karl Quinn
Brother Yorke Karl Quinn
John Breslin Karl Quinn
Charles Morris Karl Quinn
Chairman- Congress Man Karl Quinn
Production Team  
Director David Horan
Designer Marcus Costello
Producer Paul Hayes
Costume Designer Sinead Roberts

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Upstate Theatre Project

  • Address

    Barlow House, West Street
    Drogheda
    Co. Louth
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)41 984 4227

  • Email

    admin@upstate.ie

  • Website

    www.upstate.ie

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Upstate Theatre Project

  • Address

    Barlow House, West Street
    Drogheda
    Co. Louth
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)41 984 4227

  • Email

    admin@upstate.ie

  • Website

    www.upstate.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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