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The Evangelist


  • Playwright

    Sam Thompson 

  • Notes

    Character list also features "Congregation of the Faith Street Gospel Hall, Choir, Jazz Group etc."

  • Synopsis

    A play addressing the theme of religion, and focusing on the events of the religious revival of 1859 in Ulster.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Susan Bradford Barbara Adair
Jobber Johnston Sean Reid
Johnny Bradford Patrick Duggan
Docker Graham John MacDarby
Manser Brown Sam Thompson
Pastor Mahood Michael Mara
Betty Williams Nuala Moiselle
Photographer Tom Samway
Norah Concepta Fennell
Agnes Bradford Beatrice Duffell
Pastor Waid Christopher Curran
Eric Jones Derek Young
Bella McConaghie Catherine Gibson
Pastor John Earls, U.S.A. Ray McAnally
Finlay Bradford Geoff Golden
Tommy Herold Gerry Alexander
Reporter Dermot Tuohy
Shamus Dermot Tuohy
Arter Joe O'Donnell
Tilly Maitland Ann Rowan
Street Preacher Alex MacDonald
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Settings by Robert Heade
General Manager J.T. McDougall
Devisor Hilton Edwards
Assistant Director James Murphy (2)
Assistant Manager W. Walker
Production Manager Jack Elliman
Stage Director Ruth O'Mara
Stage Manager Joe O'Donnell
Assistant Stage Manager Caroline FitzGerald
Publicity Phil O'Kelly

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Over the Bridge and Other Plays: Over the Bridge, The Evangelist and Cemented with Love

  • Year


  • Published By

    Lagan Press

  • Address

    7 Lower Crescent
    Belfast BT7 1NR
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

  • ISBN


Rights Information

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Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from the published script, and from the original production programme held at the Theatre and Performing Arts Archive of the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.