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Aaron Thy Brother


  • Playwright

    Conor Farrington 

  • Setting

    Set in Dublin, 1802-03.

  • Synopsis

    In 1802-1803, John Philpot Curran is the last apparently free inheritor of Grattan's tradition. Guilt-ridden over the death of one daughter and tied by tradition to the Tone/Grattan idea of the duty of free protestants to the Ireland of the day. Robert Emmet is courting Curran's daughter, Sarah. All kinds of political trickery and treachery are uncovered in this examination of Ireland post the Act of Union 1801.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Chorus John Kavanagh (1)
Alexander Marsden Pat Laffan
John Philpot Curran Martin Dempsey
Robert Emmet Joe Dowling
Leonard McNally Eamon Kelly
Charles Burton Mark Mulholland
Georg Dunn Alan Devlin
Richard Curran Seamus Newham
Chorus Bob Carlile
Amelia Curran Kathleen Barrington
Sarah Curran Leslie Lalor
Charles Henry Sirr Edward Byrne
Servant Eddie Stapleton
Court Clerk Eddie Stapleton
Chorus Desmond Ellis
Chorus Patrick Duggan
Arthur Wolfe Dominic Roche
The Visitor Eamonn Howard
Production Team  
Lighting Leslie Scott
Sound Nuala Golden
Sound Terry Gallivan
Stage Director Bríd Ní Shúilleabháin
Assistant Stage Director Christine Duane
Wardrobe Lily Norton

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