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Galloping Buck Jones


  • Playwright

    Ken Bourke 

  • Synopsis

    A rumbustious episode in the life of Buck Jones, 18th-century nobleman, lover, hero, duellist - and man facing ruin. Determined to avoid destitution by marrying lovely heiress Fidelia, his plans are thwarted by the activities of highwayman Larry Clinch and the arrival of mysterious Crowe Street actress Elvira Daly. As Buck struggles to save the money, the marriage and the day, coincidences and discoveries pile up, until all eventually ends well in a double wedding.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is intentional.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Fidelia Cooper Paula McFetridge
Charity Best Paula McFetridge
Patch Skinner Peter O'Meara (1)
Charles Toland Peter O'Meara (1)
Larry Clinch Tim Loane
Buck Jones Tim Loane
Samuel Cooper John Hewitt
Richard Daly John Hewitt
Old Gobbet John Hewitt
Elvira Daly Annie Farr
Sarah Devlin Annie Farr
Mary O'Leary Annie Farr
Production Team  
Director Stephen Wright
Set Designer David Craig
Lighting Designer Gareth Gordon
Musical Director Jules Maxwell
Stage Manager Mairead McGrath
Set Construction Guy Barriscale
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Ken Bourke

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)56 775 6687

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the production script, programme and promotional flyer. Additional information was supplied by Tinderbox Theatre Company.