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Soldiers of the Queen

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Damian Smyth 

  • Synopsis

    On a hill in South Africa during the Boer War, George Linton a young Irish soldier lies seriously wounded. Across two hundred yards of no man's land, an elderly Boer farmer awaits an opportunity to finish the job. As the two strike up an unlikely but still deadly relationship, the psychic landscape of conflict is portrayed: hatred, guilt, fear, the desire to avenge what can never be put right and the cruelties of chance and fate. 

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
A Boer Gordon Fulton
George Linton Paraic Duignan
Bella Smyth Roma Tomelty
George Henry Smyth Mark Claney
Harry Smyth Kevin Elliot
Production Team  
Director Colin Carnegie
Lighting Designer Martin Palmer
Set Designer Sheila Godbolt
Stage and Company Manager Dolores McNally
Deputy Stage Manager Faolan Morgan
Wardrobe Mistress Anne Whitaker
Lighting Gavin Millar
Marketing Assistant Denise Griffith
Administrator Shemaine Kerr

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Soldiers of the Queen

  • Year

    2002

  • Published By

    Lagan Press

  • Address

    7 Lower Crescent
    Belfast BT7 1NR
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

  • ISBN

    1873687494

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and published play script.