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The Hellfire Squad

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    John Morton  Peter McGann 

  • Setting

    The action takes place in a rural pub, a camp in the Wicklow mountains and a makeshift theatre in a military barracks. Ireland, post 1916 Rising and pre War of Independence.

  • Synopsis

    After the Rising, Michael Collins put together a list of the hardiest shcans in all 32 counties to form an elite military unit. This unit embarked on a campaign of subterfuge, misinformation, political assassination, espionage and general divilment. So begins the tale of The Hellfire Squad! The legend of Collins' Squad has been printed. Now the seven-man squad and their no-nonsense handler 'The Bould' Kathleen Sweeney are telling their tale, one as powerful, tragic and frighteningly absurd as the history from which it sprung.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
'The Bould' Kathleen Sweeney Annette O'Shea
Tadhg McRoth David Fennelly
Walter Meade John Morton
Fr. Desmond Furey Dave Fleming(2)
Dr. Roddy Quincannon Stephen Colfer
Finbarr McLiammoir John Doran
Dicey McGurk Peter McGann
Austin de Courcey Ed Murphy
Production Team  
Director Sarah Baxter
Producer Ken McGuire
Lighting Designer Adrian Mullan
Sound Designer Ken McGuire
Stage Manager Sinead Heavin
Assistant Stage Manager Aidan Doheny
Set and Costume Design Helen McGinty
Dramaturg Ken Bourke
Production Assistant Niamh Moroney
Graphic Design Ken McGuire
Video Fergal Costello

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Devious Theatre Company

  • Address

    2, The Maltings
    Tilbury Place
    Co. Kilkenny
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)86 104 8191

  • Email

    info@devioustheatre.com

  • Website

    www.devioustheatre.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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