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No Comet Seen


  • Playwright

    John Kavanagh (4) 

  • Setting

    The hill-station of Solon on the North-Western frontier of India.

  • Synopsis

    Based upon a real incident in 1920 in which a detachment of the Connaught Rangers, a regiment of the British Army with a proud tradition stretching back 200 years, decided to strike. The Connaught Rangers lay down their arms in protest against atrocities being carried out on the civilian population at home in Ireland by segments of the Crown forces stationed there at the time.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Pte. O'Brien Aidan Kelly
Pte. Keenan Brendan Murray
Mjr. Badham Brendan Murray
Fr. Baker Paul Keeley
Sgt. Evans Eamonn Draper
Col. Alexander Eamonn Draper
Pte. Kelly Shawn Brewster
Pte. Lally Bill Murphy
Pte. Kerrigan Glen Mulhern
Pte. Browne Maurice Kehoe
Pte. James Daly Tommy Tiernan
Production Team  
Director David Quinn
Set Designer Nicola Moroney
Producer Declan Moore
Lighting Michael Byrne (2)
Costume Designer Anja Sammon
Sound Tom Lynch
Singer Bill Murphy
Administration Assistant Rosanna McCaffrey
Production Manager Michael Byrne (2)
Stage Manager Caroline McCurdy
Stage Manager Moirin O'Donovan
Stage Manager Tom Lynch
Photography Aengus McMahon
Administrator Helen McMahon
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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme. Additional information was provided by a company member of Punchbag Theatre Company.