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Prisoner of the Crown


  • Playwright

    Richard S. Stockton 

  • Author Notes

    Based on a story idea by Richard T. Herd.

  • Setting

    The actions of the play takes place during the jury deliberations on the afternoon of June 9th, 1916, at the High Court, London.

  • Synopsis

    A dramatisation of the deliberations of the jury in the Trial of Roger Casement for Treason in June 1916.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male



Original Cast  
Eighth Juror John Kavanagh (1)
Sir Roger Casement John Kavanagh (1)
Ninth Juror Des Cave
Private Neill Des Cave
American Reporter Des Cave
Second Parchment Attendant Des Cave
Artemus Jones Des Cave
Junior Counsel Des Cave
Welsh Sentry Des Cave
Tenth Juror Joe Dowling
Private Robinson Joe Dowling
Senator from Oregon Joe Dowling
Professor Morgan Joe Dowling
Dr. Prentiss Joe Dowling
Third Juror Michael Duffy
Father Ryan Michael Duffy
Senator Williams Michael Duffy
Mr. Samuel, Home Secretary Michael Duffy
Second Juror Bob Carlile
Military Police Sergeant Bob Carlile
First Tower Guard Bob Carlile
Mr, Allen, Parchment Attendant Bob Carlile
Mr. Allen of the Associated Press Bob Carlile
Vice President of the U.S. Bob Carlile
Father Carey Bob Carlile
Seventh Juror Harry Brogan
Lord Reading, Keeper of the Rolls Harry Brogan
First Juror Bill Foley
Sir Frederick Smith Bill Foley
Twelfth Juror Edward Golden
Captain Hall Edward Golden
Prison Governor Edward Golden
Fourth Juror Geoff Golden
Commissioner Basil Thompson Geoff Golden
Sergeant Sullivan Geoff Golden
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Geoff Golden
Eleventh Juror Philip O'Flynn
Inspector Quinn Philip O'Flynn
Mr. Shorter Philip O'Flynn
Sir Edward Grey Philip O'Flynn
Waiter Paddy O'Callaghan
Sixth Juror Paddy O'Callaghan
Constable Riley Paddy O'Callaghan
Second Tower Guard Paddy O'Callaghan
Private Egan Paddy O'Callaghan
Rolls Clerk Paddy O'Callaghan
Fifth Juror Patrick McLoughlin
Sergeant Hearn Patrick McLoughlin
Sir Ernley Blackwell Patrick McLoughlin
Production Team  
Director Tomás Mac Anna
Settings by Brian Collins
Lighting Designer Leslie Scott
Costume Designer Josephine Lovell
Sound Nuala Golden
Stage Director Rhona Woodcock
Stage Manager Tommy Woods
Assistant Stage Manager Siobhan Cleary
Props Master Noel Staunton


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