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Design For A Headstone


  • Playwright

    Séamus Byrne 

  • Setting

    Set in a Prison some years ago.

  • Synopsis

    The story of a political hungerstrike in a prison.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Kevin Shields Ray McAnally
Various Characters Pol O'Meara
Various Characters Tom Dullaghan
Various Characters Harry O'Reilly
Various Characters Colm O'Kelly
Various Characters Michael O'Herlihy
Bayer Michael J. Dolan
Butcher Healy Leo Keogh
Jakey Brian O'Higgins
A Principal Warder Noel Guy
Charles Grimes James Carty
P. J. Corrigan Aodh Mac Gunna
Bill Dunne Micheál O'Duinn
Ructions McGowan Bhaitéar Ó Maicín
Various Characters Finbar Howard
Various Characters Joe Cooney
Muscles Rogan Harry Brogan
Father Maguire Bill Foley
Aiden O'Leary Edward Golden
Mouth Phelan Geoff Golden
Micheál Breathnach Micheál Ó Briain
Connor Mangan Micheál Ó hAonghusa
O'Sullivan Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Pat Gerrity Philip O'Flynn
Tommy McGovern Ronnie Walsh
Joe Fitzpatrick Tomás Mac Anna
Various Characters Michael Conway
Mrs. Mangan Brid Lynch
Various Characters Joe Nolan
Jim O'Shea Sean Mooney(2)
Production Team  
Settings by Vere Dudgeon
Produced by Ria Mooney
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Seven Irish Plays, 1946-1964

  • Year


  • Published By

    University of Minnesota Press

  • Address

    Suite 290, 111 Third Avenue South
    MN 55401

  • Phone

    +1 612-627-1970

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  • Website


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Source Of Information

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