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Double Cross


  • Playwright

    Thomas Kilroy 

  • Setting

    The early nineteen-forties during the bombing of London and Berlin.

  • Synopsis

    A play which tells the story of Brendan Bracken, MP and Minister for Information, and William Joyce, better known as Lord Haw-Haw.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    03 February 1986

  • Producer

    Produced by Field Day Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Produced at the Guildhall, Derry.

Original Cast  
Brendan Bracken MP Stephen Rea
Lord Beaverbrooke Richard Howard
Erich Richard Howard
A Fire Warden Richard Howard
A Narrator Richard Howard
Popsie Kate O'Toole
Margaret Joyce Kate O'Toole
A Woman Journalist Kate O'Toole
A Narrator Kate O'Toole
William Joyce Stephen Rea
Lord Castlerosse Richard Howard
Production Team  
Director Jim Sheridan
Designer Consolata Boyle
Lighting Designer Rory Dempster
Assistant Designer Douglas Laing
Associate Producer Maurice Cassidy
Administration Assistant Ursula McAllister
Production Manager David Coyle
Stage Manager Jane Perrott
Stage Manager Joe McGrath
Lighting Operator Conleth White
Production Assistant Lisa Stifler
Set Construction Francis Morgan
PR Fiona McMillan
PR Ollie Jennings
Graphic Design Ralph Dobson
Poster Image Basil Blackshaw
Wigs by Ray Marston
Administrator Julie Barber
Film Maker Thaddeus O'Sullivan

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type


  • Contact

    Alan Brodie Representation Ltd

  • Address

    Paddock Suite, The Courtyard
    55 Charterhouse Street
    London EC1M 6HA

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7253 6226

  • Email


  • Website


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type


  • Contact

    The Gallery Press

  • Address

    Co. Meath
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)49 8541779

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.