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Baptism of Fire


  • Playwright

    Ann Henning Jocelyn 

  • Setting

    Set in an old rectory in Connemara, early Spring.

  • Synopsis

    Genteel attempts to maintain convention and morality go out the window as a group gathers to baptise a baby born to the wayward daughter of a well-intentioned clergyman and another woman's husband.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    30 July 1997

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Connemara Theatre Company.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First presented in the Town Hall Theatre, Clifden.

Original Cast  
Mary Jane Noelle Brown (1)
Richard David Heap
Diana Caroline Rothwell
Sylvia Aideen O'Kelly
Larry Nicholas Grennell
Eustace Brian McGrath
Production Team  
Director Caroline FitzGerald
Designer Chisato Yoshimi
Designer Ellen Connolly
Lighting Designer Michael Byrne (2)
Musical Director Eithne Hannigan
Production Manager Michael Byrne (2)
Stage Manager Tom Lynch
Assistant Stage Manager Fiona MacFadden
Assistant Stage Manager Moirin O'Donovan
Graphic Design Irish Theatre Publications
Production Photography Colm Henry

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Ann Henning Jocelyn

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

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