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The Saint

A play in two scenes by Desmond Fitzgerald.


  • Playwright

    Desmond Fitzgerald 

  • Setting

    The interior of a large kitchen during the Middle Ages.

  • Synopsis

    A moral tale in which a mediaeval postulant repels the advances of two suitors, one of them a monk, before succumbing to martyrdom.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Two of the male cast are Monks, and a further four are Men (2) and Women (2)


Original Cast  
Lasareena Maureen Delaney
The Shameful Monk Arthur Shields
Monk R C Murray
John of the Ships Peter Nolan
Monk Hugh Nagle
Breed Margaret Nicholls
Man Hubert Maguire
Blanaid Eithne Magee
Woman Una Burke
Man P J McDonald
Woman Helena Molony
Production Team  
Produced by Lennox Robinson
Stage Manager Arthur Shields


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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.