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Stephen D.

An adaptation of the autobiographical novels of James Joyce.


  • Playwright

    Hugh Leonard 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    James Joyce

  • Setting

    Set in Dublin and other parts between 1882 and 1902.

  • Synopsis

    An adaptation of the biographical works of James Joyce, 'Stephen Hero' and 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man'.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast Doubling is possible. See Original Production for details.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Whore Máire Hastings
Mr. Casey Michael Ryan
McCann Michael Ryan
Stephen, as a boy David Fleming
Dixon Brian Waldron
Whore Katherine O'Doherty
Whore Candida Wright
Mrs. Dedalus Ruth Durley
Wells David Birch
Thunder Bill Stokes
Clongowes Boy Stephen Rothschild
Clongowes Boy Michael McCabe(2)
Clongowes Boy Edwin Short
Preacher Gerard Healy
Fr. Arnall Gerard Healy
Stephen, as a youth Ian Kavanagh
Whore Eileen Murphy
Stephen Dedalus Norman Rodway
Temple Michael O'Rourke
President of the University Dominic Roche
Mr. Dedalus Martin Dempsey
Johnny Cashman Derry Power
Maurice, Stephen's Brother Derry Power
Brother Michael Kevin McHugh
Davin Kevin McHugh
Cranly Noel O'Briain
Whore Rhona Woodcock
Priest Desmond Perry
Confessor Desmond Perry
Fr. Dolan Desmond Perry
Fr. Moran Desmond Perry
Dante Sheila O'Sullivan
Director of the College Cecil Barror
Fleming Myles Ryan
Athy Tony Hayes
Uncle Charles Dominic Roche
Emma Eileen Murphy
Production Team  
Director Jim Fitzgerald
Settings by William McCrow
Lighting Jim Fitzgerald
Sound Jim Fitzgerald
Manager Christine Longford
Assistant Manager Ann O'Connor
Stage Director Joan Huet
Stage Manager Katherine O'Doherty
Assistant Stage Manager Candida Wright
Props Master Ivan Dixon
Set Painter Brian Collins
Wardrobe Rosamund Stephens
Assistant Carpenter Louis Molloy
Chief Electrician Arthur Jones
PR Rosamund Stephens
Carpenter Michael Lambert
Company Artistic Director Phyllis Ryan

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

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