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The Streets of Dublin


  • Playwright

    Fergus Linehan (1) 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Dion Boucicault

  • Author Notes

    A version of Dion Boucicault's melodrama, originally titled The Poor of New York.
  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    08 October 1992

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Edward Farrell and Phyllis Ryan trading as Acewise Ltd.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Tivoli Theatre

Original Cast  
Mr. Harry Rivers Tom Murphy (2)
Mrs. Puffy Anna Manahan
Mrs. Helena Hartigan Anna Manahan
Alfonsus O'Sullivan Peter O'Brien (2)
Mr. Puffy Frank Kelly
Rufus O'Rahilly Robert McDowell
Maguire Christina Brosnan
Daniel O'Donnell Robbie Doolin
Brid MacNamara Carol Walsh
Gideon Bloodgood Ron Moody
Mr. Dion Boucicault Mark Lambert
Sir Mark Livingstone Mark Lambert
Miss Lydia Foote Rachael Dowling
Badger Mal Whyte
Mr. Philip Hazelwood Mal Whyte
Mrs Amanda Fairweather Helene Montague
Mrs. Dion Boucicault Helene Montague
Alida Bloodgood Tina Kellegher
Mrs. Marion Mathews Tina Kellegher
Mr. Augustus Farren Des Nealon
Captain Adam Fairweather Des Nealon
Lucy Fairweather Rachael Dowling
Mr. Walter Lacy Ron Moody
Production Team  
Director Brian de Salvo
Set Designer Barbara Bradshaw
Lighting Designer Stephen McManus
Producer Phyllis Ryan
Producer Edward Farrell
Costume Designer Allison Byrne
Costume Designer Barbara Bradshaw
Choreographer Helene Montague
Musical Director Peter O'Brien (2)
Production Manager Tony Collins
Stage Director Marcus MacConghail
Assistant Stage Manager Christina Brosnan
Set Construction Arena Construction
Wardrobe Maggie Naughter
Graphic Design Robert Ballagh
Photography Tom Lawlor (1)
Make-Up Carol Dunne
Wigs by Carol Dunne

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    Fergus Linehan

  • Address

    19 Anglesea Avenue
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation 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.