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Twilight of a Warrior


  • Playwright

    Walter Macken 

  • Synopsis

    Dacey Adams, once a leading IRA activist in the War of Independence, finds it hard to leave go of his warrior instincts during peacetime. His methods of running the family and the family business are ruthless and aggressive. Tensions erupt within the family pushing him towards what will be his downfall.

  • Play Type

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  • Cast Size Male


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Original Production

Original Cast  
Dacey Adam Ray McAnally
Elva Adam Máire Ní Dhomhnaill
Affy Adam Harry Brogan
Dr. Hector Gillanders Geoff Golden
Sergeant Festy Brudar Micheál Ó Briain
Abel Martin Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Gubby Adam Marie Kean
Nessa Adam Brid Lynch
Ross Adam Vincent Dowling
Production Team  
Settings by Michael O'Herlihy
Produced by Edward Golden
Stage Manager Sean Mooney(2)

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Ultan Macken

  • Phone

    +353 (0)91 765832

  • Email


Source Of Information

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