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Sarsfield

A Story of the Siege of Limerick. A Drama in Four Acts.

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    JW Whitbread 

  • Setting

    Limerick, 1691.

  • Synopsis

    Founded on the history of the Siege of Limerick, Sarsfield is a love story following two cousins in their pursuit of the leader of the Jacobite army, General Patrick Sarsfield.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    17

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    26 December 1904

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Kennedy Miller's company.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Queen's Theatre

Original Cast  
Molly-the-Pishogue Miss Arnott
Eilly Blake Monica Kelly
Duke of Wurtemburg Albert Sinclair
Sarsfield Robert Faulkner
Lady Honor de Burgh Annie Hylton
Lady Rose Sydney Maude Tremayne
Terry Hogan ("Gallopin' Hogan") James O'Brien
General de Genkle Dane Clarke
Prince of Nassau A.C. Overton
General Talmash Ion Ireland
General Sir John Lanier C. Durant
Colonel Kirke Abel Williams
Colonel Parker R. Calmont
Colonel Villiers T. Forman
Captain de Rapin M.N. Weldon
Lord Justice Porter A. Roberts
Lord Justice Coningsby Charles Wills
Lord Sydney Thomas L. Rooney
Hans Oosterdam Harry Richardson
Parrah Ruadh T.A. Daly
Oiney Rafferty WH Fielden

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Sarsfield : the siege of Limerick

  • Year

    1986

  • Published By

    P.J. Bourke

  • Address

    64 Dame Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • ISBN

    0851630448

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Copyright Expired

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from press cuttings and A History of Irish Theatre, 1601-2000 by Christopher Morash.