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Speak of the Devil


  • Playwright

    Fergus Linehan (1) 

  • Setting

    The action takes place about the turn of the twentieth century, in a remote corner of rural Ireland, around St. John's Eve or Midsummer Night, and in Hell.

  • Synopsis

    The devil is troubled by the virtue of a young girl. He sends an emissary to seduce her, but the events of the night take an unexpected turn.

  • Play Type

    Musical Theatre

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    14 October 1980

  • Production Notes

    Produced in association with DK Productions.
  • Producer

    Produced by Olympia Productions

  • Original Venue

    3Olympia Theatre

Original Cast  
Bogwart Derek Chapman
An Angelic Choir Art O'Neill
An Angelic Choir Dermot O'Connell
An Angelic Choir Judith O'Brien
An Angelic Choir Declan Murphy
An Angelic Choir Carol Anne Lowe
An Angelic Choir Theresa Feighan
An Angelic Choir Robert Durie
An Angelic Choir Gay Carlile
An Angelic Choir Noelle Broderick
Lepordello Christopher Curran
Molly Rosaleen Linehan
His Lordship Des Keogh
Rory Jim Bartley
Father Flanagan Martin Dempsey
Don Juan Barry McGovern
Eileen Theresa O'Dwyer
Production Team  
Director William Chappell
Designer Lona Moran
Lighting Designer Philip Fitzsimon
Costume Designer Lona Moran
Music by Rosaleen Linehan
Music by Jim Doherty
Musical Director Jim Doherty
Stage Director Mai McFall
Stage Manager Brian Treacy
Assistant Stage Manager Deirdre Spain
Set Construction Billy Duff
Wardrobe Mistress Millie Fleming
PR Gerry Lundberg

Unpublished Scripts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

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.