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McKenna's Fort

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Arnold Thomas Fanning 

  • Synopsis

    Statesman, humanitarian and Irish Revolutionary Roger Casement has spent five days travelling to Ireland by submarine to bring arms to the rebels of the Easter Rising, and now hides out in the ancient rath of McKenna’s Fort in Kerry. Exhausted and broken, his plans for a glorious revolution dashed by the inadequate help he has received from Germany, he now has a private mission in mind as he waits for rescue: to have the rebellion called off. Disappointed and tortured by a sense of failure, he is haunted during the night by images of the horrors he has witnessed doing his humanitarian work in the Congo and the Amazon Basin. As comfort, he conjures up memories of better times, and happier acquaintances, and in doing so he reveals a secret inner life which the world must never know of…

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    23 March 2016

  • Production Notes

    Presented by Fire & Ice Theatre Company

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    The New Theatre

Original Cast  
Sir Roger Casement Michael Bates
Production Team  
Director Paul Kennedy
Set Designer Philipa Kavanagh
Lighting Designer Paul Doran
Sound Designer John Gunning
Production Manager/Stage Manager Terena Rogers
Photography & Design Ste Murray
Marketing John Kenny

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    The Writer's Guild of Ireland

  • Address

    Art House, Curved Street
    Temple Bar
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 670 9970

  • Email

    info@script.ie

  • Website

    script.ie

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Writer's Guild of Ireland

  • Address

    Art House, Curved Street
    Temple Bar
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 670 9970

  • Email

    info@script.ie

  • Website

    script.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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