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The Silver Dollar Boys


  • Playwright

    Neil Donnelly 

  • Setting

    Midlands Ireland.

  • Synopsis

    Billy, Des, Bob and Lorenzo are classmates in a Christian Brothers School where they are taught by a frustrated if sincere group of teachers. Billy's unstable family life, his victimisation at school and his girlfriend's rejection finally drive him away from home to join the mass of Irish exiles in London. His classmates follow socially acceptable careers while, in London, Billy is drawn into dangerous company and living outside the law.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Mary Minnogue Bríd Ní Neachtain
Andy Wrafter Dónall Farmer
Landsdale Emmet Bergin
Brother Fitzmaurice Desmond Perry
Hopalong Micheál Ó Briain
Maura Wrafter Kathleen Barrington
Mr. Kelliher Kevin McHugh
Lorenzo Moreli Maeliosa Stafford
Brother Lorcan Peadar Lamb
Toon John Olohan
Pete Gerard McSorley
Billy Malcolm Douglas
Brother Duffy Tom Hickey
Bob O'Meara Stephen Brennan (1)
Farquharson Donagh Deeney
Des Molloy Macdara Ó Fátharta
Production Team  
Director Ben Barnes
Designer Wendy Shea
Lighting Tony Wakefield
Sound Nuala Golden
Design Assistant Brien Vahey
Production Manager Brian Collins
Stage Director Bill Hay
Stage Manager John Kells
Assistant Stage Manager Pauline Metcalfe
Props Master Stephen Molloy
Set Construction Peter Rose
Wardrobe Supervisor Anne Cave
Wardrobe Assistant Lily Norton
Wardrobe Assistant Imelda Carroll
Wardrobe Assistant Anne Carroll
Photography Fergus Bourke
Make-Up Toni Delaney
Voice Over Rosemary Tobin

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    Rosica Colin Ltd.

  • Address

    1 Clareville Grove Mews
    London SW7 5AH

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7370 1080

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Rosica Colin Ltd.

  • Address

    1 Clareville Grove Mews
    London SW7 5AH

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7370 1080

Source Of Information

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