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King Herod Explains


  • Playwright

    Conor Cruise O'Brien 

  • Synopsis

    Herod the Great explains to us that he has been accused by Matthew - in his Gospel - of crimes that should be more accurately laid at the feet of one of the other Herods - the tetrarch of Galilee or Herod Antipas.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

Original Cast  
Public Relations Officer Patrick Bedford
King Herod Hilton Edwards
Candidate for the Office of High Priest Leo Hart
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Settings by Robert Heade
Lighting Hilton Edwards
Costume Designer Micheál Mac Liammóir
Song by Brian Boydell
Musician Sheila Larchet
Singer Ruth Maher
Stage Manager Yvette Hally
Assistant Stage Manager Laurence Foster
Assistant Stage Manager Marie Kelly(3)
Sound Operator Marie Kelly(3)
Wardrobe Vera Patterson

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Source Of Information

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