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Suzanne and the Sovereigns

An extravaganza in four acts


  • Playwright

    Gerald Macnamara  Lewis Purcell 

  • Notes

    The actors in the premiere production are not known, due to the Ulster Literary Theatre policy at this time of not naming its cast or crew members in company programmes.

  • Synopsis

    A satire in which a deputation from Belfast's Sandy Row is sent to King William III, asking that he come to Ulster to save the daughter of their local Grand Master, Suzanne, from the unwelcome attentions of King James. Rapidly, however, both King William and King James become eager rivals for the elusive Suzanne's hand, and equally eager to avoid accepting responsiblity for Ulster. With generals prepared to support them or change thinking at the promise of a sandwich, all are finally scandalised by Suzanne's elopment - with neither.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male



Original Cast  
King William III A. Anonymous
King James II A. Anonymous
Lundy A. Anonymous
Wilhelm Van Tootil A. Anonymous
Sir Joseph Jackson A. Anonymous
William John McAuley A. Anonymous
Francy McCann A. Anonymous
Duke Schomberg A. Anonymous
Admiral Ginkel A. Anonymous
General Tyrconnell A. Anonymous
Colonel Kelly A. Anonymous
Piete A. Anonymous
Robert Hamlet McBride A. Anonymous
Captain of the Guard A. Anonymous


  • Title

    The Plays of Gerald MacNamara, Special Edition, Journal of Irish Literature, 17

  • Edited by

    Kathleen Danaher

  • Year


  • Published By

    Proscenium Press

  • Address

    Newark, Delaware


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Information for this entry came from 'The Ulster Theatre in Ireland' by Margaret McHenry; 'Gerald Macnamara, Ulster Playwright' by Kathleen Danaher Parks; 'The Theatre in Ulster' by Sam Hanna Bell; and press reviews of the premiere production.