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The O'Neill


  • Playwright

    Thomas Kilroy 

  • Setting

    Before, during and after the Battle of the Yellow FOrd.

  • Synopsis

    In the Sixteenth Century a war was fought between the Irish and the English for nine years which led to the dissolution of the ancient order of Irish government.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Cormac John Kavanagh (1)
Thadie Mahon Dermot Kelly
Master Mountfort Joseph Pilkington
Clanswoman Michele Lohan
Clanswoman Catherine O'Rourke
Hugh O'Neill Joseph O'Conor
Gillaboy O'Flannigan Tom McGreevy
Sir Robert Cecil Patrick Duggan
Cleric Louis McCracken
Cleric Barry O'Kelly (2)
Clanswoman Marcella O'Riordan
Tudor Guard Jack Kelly
O'Quinn Desmond Ellis
Roisin Joan O'Hara
Mabel Bagenal Bernadette McKenna
Poet Alan Devlin
Tudor Guard Seamus Newham
O'Hagan Seamus Newham
Patrick M'art Moyle Edward Byrne
Clanswoman Deirdre Lawless
Clansman Eddie Lynch
Art Frank Grimes
Clansman Séamus Brennan (2)
Harpist Marese Dolan
Production Team  
Director Vincent Dowling
Designer John Ryan (3)
Lighting Leslie Scott
Costume Designer Vera Patterson
Costume Designer John Ryan (3)
Sound Nuala Golden
Stage Director Bill Hay
Assistant Stage Manager Celine Costigan
Assistant Stage Manager Brendan Grennan
Prop Maker Virginia Murphy
Programme Design Edward Lynch
Weapons Frank Caffrey (2)

Published Scripts

  • Title

    The O'Neill

  • Year


  • Published By

    The Gallery Press

  • Address

    Co. Meath
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)49 8541779

  • Email

  • Website

  • ISBN


Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Alan Brodie Representation Ltd

  • Address

    Paddock Suite, The Courtyard
    55 Charterhouse Street
    London EC1M 6HA

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7253 6226

  • Email

  • Website

Source Of Information

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