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The Serpent Prince


  • Playwright

    Lin Ford 

  • Synopsis

    A love story concerning a Prince who, at an early age, was cursed by a magician to live in a snakeskin until he can find somone to cherish him for twenty years and then find a princess to marry him. Even after all this, his plans are thwarted by a snobbish king and a stubborn Prime Minister. Only after enchanted forests are braved and lesser friends outwitted do youth and true love triumph.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

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  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Rabbit Ruth Hegarty
The King Seamus Newham
Nurse Kathleen Barrington
Prime Minister Chris O'Neill
Rabbit Deirdre Lawless
Rabbit Terri Donnelly
Bertram's Mother Terri Donnelly
The Woodcutter's Wife Fionnuala Kenny
The Princess Catherine O'Rourke
Green Fire Paddy O'Callaghan
The Serpent Prince Paul Wilson
Miss Frittlewell Colette Proctor
The Tinker Alan Devlin
Mr. Arbottle Barry McGovern
Creeping Green Barry McGovern
Bertram Gerard Walsh
Slinky Green Noel O'Donovan
Woolly Niall O'Brien(1)
Selina Bernadette McKenna
Rabbit Bernadette McKenna
Mr. Tuggit John Olohan
Prickle Green John Olohan
The Woodcutter David Glendinning
Production Team  
Director Joe Dowling
Lighting Tony Wakefield
Lighting Mick Doyle (2)
Costumes Anne Cave
Sound Terry Gallivan
Sound Nuala Golden
Choreographer Annette Whelton
Original Songs by Alan Devlin
Assistant Director Nuala Hayes
Stage Director Bill Hay
Wardrobe Assistant Lily Norton

Unpublished Scripts

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Source Of Information

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