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Tzar Paul


  • Playwright

    Th. Komisarjevsky  J. Alford 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Dimitri Merijkowski 

  • Setting

    St. Michael's Palace in St. Petersburg, January 1801

  • Synopsis

    Tzar Paul, the tyrant ruler of the Imperial Court of Russia is tormented by memories of his mother Catherine’s violent abuse and murder of his father. He takes out his frustration on his subjects.

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  • Date of First Production

    17 March 1931

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  • Original Venue

    Gate Theatre/Amharclann an Gheata

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    A tragedy adapted from Dimitri Merijowski by J. Alford & Th. Komisarjevsky

Original Cast  
Paul I Hilton Edwards
Tzarevititch Alexander Micheál Mac Liammóir
Count Pahlen Gearóid Ó Lochlainn
Elizabeth Coralie Carmichael
Colonel Yashvil Fred Johnson
Prince Platon Zoubov Ronald Perry
Colonel Bibikov Raymond Percy
General Bennigsen Wm. Van Craen
Ropchinsky James Devoy
Doctor Rodgerson Art O'Murnaghan
Kiriloff William Fassbender
Princess Anna Gagdrine Meriel Moore
General Talyzin William Sherwood
Colonel Argamakov R.G. Hennessy
Grand Duke Constantine Robert Flynn
Lieutenant Marin Leo Douris
Prince Nicholas Zoubov G. Fitzgerald
Gaidorov V. Wynburne
Marie Theodorowna Molly Tapper
Baron Rosen Joseph Miller
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Settings by Micheál Mac Liammóir
Lighting Hilton Edwards
Musician Cathleen Rogers
Musician Bay Jellett
Musician Gretta Smith
Stage Manager Art O'Murnaghan
Wardrobe Mistress Christina Keely
Chief Electrician Michael Dunne
Carpenter Michael Lambert


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