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The General's Watch


  • Playwright

    Maurice Davin-Power 

  • Setting

    Set in the aftermath of the 1798 rebellion.

  • Synopsis

    A British general chooses to spare a watchmaker if he can mend his timepiece; however on discovering that his son is a rebel who has already been executed he sends the watchmaker to the gallows anyway despite his protestations of loyalty. The play hinges on the effect of this caprice on the allegiances of the condemnded man and on members of the general's staff.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male



Original Cast  
Aide-De-Camp Bob Carlile
Watchmaker Micheál Ó Briain
General Pat Layde
Militiaman Con Spillane
Production Team  
Director Bill Foley


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