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The Reformers

A new local comedy in three acts


  • Playwright

    Lewis Purcell 

  • Notes

    It was a policy during the early years of the Ulster Literary Theatre not to name actors in programmes. Play cast size information for this entry is taken from character listings in contemporary press cuttings, and may therefore not be comprehensive.

  • Synopsis

    A satire on municipal jobbery, in which some advocate a new gospel of tolerance and others a doctrine of reaction, eventually culminating in a riot.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Mrs. Roddy A. Anonymous
Councillor Chas. Roddy A. Anonymous
Henry Huxter A. Anonymous
Michael O'Keefe A. Anonymous
Sir Clarke Shuffle A. Anonymous
Sir Archie Wrente A. Anonymous
Thos. McNally A. Anonymous
Andrew Stewart A. Anonymous
Captain Waltz A. Anonymous
Production Team  
Scenery Fred Morrow

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from Sam Hanna Bell's 'The Theatre in Ulster'; Uladh, the Ulster Literary Theatre's magazine; and from contemporary press reviews.