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The Last Eleven


  • Playwright

    Jack White 

  • Setting

    The parish church and rectory in Carrig, 1967

  • Synopsis

    Canon Sheridan lives in the town of Carrig with his daughter Deborah (separated from her husband). Deborah takes care of her father, the house and helps out with church duties. Her estranged husband turns up with his Swedish business partner and a plan to commercialise the village. The play deals with the demise of the congregation and the peceived futility of continuing on in a fast changing world.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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Original Cast  
Karl-Erik Lundberg Pat Laffan
Various Characters Bronwen Casson
Mrs. Lucy Daunt Kathleen Barrington
Deborah Mayne Angela Newman
Major Knox Bill Foley
Tom Galvin Edward Golden
Bishop MacDonald Geoff Golden
Canon Sheridan Philip O'Flynn
Robert Mayne Desmond Perry
Sam Jeffreys Pat Layde
Various Characters Francis O'Gorman
Various Characters Séamus Brennan (2)
Miss Eliza Draper May Craig
Father Donnelly Vincent Dowling
Miss Agnes Draper Eileen Crowe
Mrs. Jeffreys Peggy Hayes
Various Characters Katherine Walsh
Various Characters Phelim Golden
Various Characters Philip Henderson
Various Characters Vivian O'Gorman
Various Characters Ann McIvor
Various Characters Concubhair ÓTuama
Various Characters Prionnsias O Ciaruáin
Various Characters Pádraic Mac Lochlainn
Various Characters Eamon Ó hUallacháin
Various Characters Mary O'Gorman
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Settings by Alan Barlow
Lighting Michael Hughes
Sound Terry Gallivan
Music by Éamon Ó Gallchobhair
Stage Director Rhona Woodcock
Stage Manager Joe Ellis
Production Assistant Mary O'Gorman


  • Contact

    Victoria White

  • Address

    66 Whitebeam Road,
    Dublin, D14 FC95
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Victoria White

  • Address

    66 Whitebeam Road,
    Dublin, D14 FC95
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


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