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The Drunkard


  • Playwright

    Tom Murphy (1) 

  • Author Notes

    After WH Smith and a Gentleman.
  • Synopsis

    Young Edward Kilcullen's life is blighted by alcohol. Lawyer McGinty desires possession of all the Kilcullen's ever owned and relishes the prospect of his demise. However, the temperance preacher and philanthropist Sir Arden Rencelaw is at hand.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Mother Pauline McLynn
Girl Sarah Brennan
Alanna Sarah Brennan
Patience Sarah Brennan
Edward Kilcullen Rory Keenan
Sir Arden Rencelaw Nick Dunning
Colleen Gemma Reeves
Man Rory Nolan
Policeman Rory Nolan
Farmer Tom Moggan Rory Nolan
Arabella Sarah-Jane Drummey
Prudence Sarah-Jane Drummey
Phelim McGinty Stephen Brennan (1)
Agnes Earley Pauline McLynn
Chastity Pauline McLynn
William Earley Jack Lynch
Loafer Jack Lynch
Policeman Dylan Tighe
Miss Spindle Dylan Tighe
Tubbs Dylan Tighe
Loafer Dylan Tighe
Bartender Dylan Tighe
Loafer Rory Nolan
Production Team  
Director Lynne Parker
Designer Monica Frawley
Producer Jane Brennan
Lighting Designer Rupert Murray
Producer Alison McKenna
Choreographer Helene Montague
Music written and performed by Ellen Cranitch
Music written and performed by Helene Montague
Administrative Consultant Martin Fahy
Production Manager Marie Breen
Stage Manager Aisling Mooney
Assistant Stage Manager Gemma Reeves
Technician Barry Conway
Set Construction Frank Gleeson
Costume Supervisor Monica Ennis
Photography Amelia Stein

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Alexandra Cann Representation

  • Address

    Box 116, 4 Montpelier Street
    London SW7 1EE

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)7796954969

  • Email


Source Of Information

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