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The Secret of the Island


  • Playwright

    Seamus O'Neill 

  • Setting

    Set in a small Island off the Western Irish Seaboard.

  • Notes

    The play had previously been produced in Irish at the Damer Hall.

  • Synopsis

    The play follows the futile investigations by the Dublin Police force into the disappearance of an American Professor whilst on a visit to the Island. The inhabitants claimed they and their gods were angered by his historical probings and his relationship with the local young schoolteacher.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



  • Date of First Production

    07 August 1963

  • Producer

    Produced by Lantern Theatre Club

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Performed at the Lantern Theatre Club at 38 Merrion Square East, Dublin.

Original Cast  
Professor's Wife Angela Nolan
Mrs. Gillespie Eileen Bell
Inspector MacKenzie Paul Clarke
O'Boyle Frank Delaney
McCullagh Tom Hayes
Miss O'Reilly Miriam McCann
Father Macaward Denis Merritt
Miss Coyle Eugenie Merritt
Sergeant O'Brien Paddy O'Broin
O'Donnell, King of the Island Austin O'Malley
Production Team  
Costumes Pat(ricia) Kelly
Produced by Patrick Funge
Stage Management Jean Cleary
Stage Management Jo McGrath
Stage Management Liam Óg Miller
PR Lucy Holmes


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The information for this entry was taken from third party research material.