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The Non-Stop Connolly Show


  • Playwright

    John Arden  Margaretta D'Arcy 

  • Setting

    Edinburgh and Dublin, the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

  • Synopsis

    The story of the Irish patriot and socialist James Connolly, told in six parts over 24 hours.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Notes

    Further child parts were played by members of Fianna √Čireann.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    29 March 1975

  • Production Notes

    Produced by the directors in association with the Irish Workers' Cultural Centre, the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union and the Official Sinn Féin Party.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Liberty Hall

Original Cast  
Performer Garrett Keogh
Jim Larkin Gerry O'Leary
Performer Fionnuala Rogerson
Performer Sandra Rudkin
Performer Mildred Fleming
Performer Maura Heffernan
Performer Paul McGrath
Performer Mick Moran
Performer Sheila Moran
Performer Virginia O'Reilly
Performer Robert Walker (1)
De Leon Barrie Houghton
Performer Eamon Walsh
Performer Finn Arden
Performer Neuss Arden
Performer Kevin McKenna
Performer Margaret Howarth
Performer Paddy Scully
Performer Vincent McCabe
Performer Jim Sheridan
Performer David McKenna
Performer Frank Macken
Performer Paschal Finnan
W.B. Yeats Desmond Hogan
Performer John Arden
Countess Markiewicz Margaretta D'Arcy
Connolly Terence J. McGinity
Performer Niamh Fitzgerald
Performer Dan Foley
Performer Meryl Gourlay
Performer Boris Howarth
Performer Jacob Arden
Production Team  
Director Robert Walker
Director Jim Sheridan
Director John Arden
Director Margaretta D'Arcy
Costume Designer - Puppets Margaret Howarth
Music by Boris Howarth

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