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One of Our Own


  • Playwright

    Fergus Linehan (1) 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Lennox Robinson

  • Author Notes

    Based on 'The Whiteheaded Boy' by Lennox Robinson.
  • Synopsis

    Denis Geoghegan, The Whiteheaded Boy, is a flamboyant and gregarious medical student. To his peers he is the epitome of sophistication, well-versed in everything apart from medicine.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    13 July 1987

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Gaietystage Productions Ltd.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Gaiety Theatre

Original Cast  
Mickey the Post David Bolger
Snooty Lady Stephanie Elliott
Teacher Joe Conlon
Naughty Boy Vincent Shiels
Spinster Sister Rebecca Smith
Mother Jan Cave
Daughter Gretchen Corrigan
Married Couple Christine Mullen
Married Couple Des Allen
Delia Duffy Jacinta Whyte
Denis Michael French
Donough Brosnan John Guiney
Peter Geoghegan Nicholas Grennell
Kate Geoghegan Angela Harding
Farmer Donal Shiels
George Geoghegan Vincent McCabe
Town Drunk Martin Dempsey
Aunt Ellen Rosaleen Linehan
Mrs Geoghegan Joan O'Hara
Guard Alan Archbold
Hannah Pat Leavy
Jane Geoghegan Susan Slott
Baby Geoghegan Susie Kennedy
John Duffy Niall Buggy
Spinster Sister Fiona Sinnott
Production Team  
Director Joe Dowling
Set Designer Frank Hallinan Flood
Lighting Designer Rupert Murray
Costume Designer Monica Frawley
Sound Pat O'Brien
Choreographer Mavis Ascott
Musical Director Jim Doherty
Musician John Curran
Musician Jim Doherty
Musician Mike Nolan
Musician Pat Fitzpatrick
Musician Rory McGuinness
Musician Joe Coughlan
Musician Des Moore
Musician Earl Gill
Musician John Drummond
Musician Noel Reddy
Musician John Wadham
Design Assistant Blaithin Sheerin
Assistant Choreographer Stephanie Elliott
Production Manager Brian Power
Stage Director John Stapleton
Stage Manager John Page
Assistant Stage Manager William Reilly
Trainee ASM Evanna Linehan
Trainee ASM Anna Louise Knight
Dresser Rosaleen Walsh
Wardrobe Supervisor Sadie Looney
Wardrobe Assistant Catherine Walton
Wardrobe Assistant Marie Clasby
Wardrobe Assistant Noelle Brown (2)

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    Fergus Linehan

  • Address

    19 Anglesea Avenue
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Fergus Linehan

  • Address

    19 Anglesea Avenue
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

Source Of Information

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