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Where He Lies


  • Playwright

    John Barrett 

  • Synopsis

    Based on actual events, this play recounts the story of what happened when a dying man reveals the whereabouts of the body a British soldier executed in a reprisal attack during the War of Independence in 1921, some sixty years after the event.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


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  • Cast Notes

    Some cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Susan Hegarty Joan Sheehy
Fr. Desmond Ryan John Anthony Murphy
Pat Linnane Donncha Crowley
Malachy Hogan Emmet Kirwan
Barry Hegarty Alan Devlin
Carol Fallon Gene Rooney
O'Connor Sean Colgan
Fr. O'Hanlon Sean Colgan
Jenny Hegarty Georgina Miller
Production Team  
Director Terry Devlin
Set Designer Sonia Haccius
Lighting Designer Gerard Meagher
Costume Designer Tara van Zyl
Set Construction Kevin Courtney
Graphic Design Designers Ink
Production Photography Maurice Gunning
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type


  • Contact

    Tim Barrett

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type


  • Contact

    Drama League of Ireland

  • Address

    Mill Theatre
    Dundrum Town Centre
    Dundrum, Dublin 16
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 2969343

  • Email

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Source Of Information

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