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The Mullingar Recruits


  • Playwright

    Dominic Roche 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    George Farquhar

  • Setting

    Set in Mullingar early in the 18th century.

  • Synopsis

    An adaptation of George Farquhar's restoration comedy, 'The Recruiting Officer'.

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  • Cast Notes

    'The Mullingar Mob' were played by members of the Guiness Players and the Brendan Smith Academy.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Captain Plume Des Keogh
Silvia Kate Flynn
Bullock Ronnie Walsh
Captain Brazen Patrick Bedford
The Constable John Molloy
Intruder John Molloy
Thomas Appletree Liam Sweeney
A Collier Liam Sweeney
Rose Maureen Ahearne
Costar Pearmain Tony Hayes
Mr. Justice Balance Dominic Roche
Mr. Worthy Eamonn Howard
Sergeant Kite Luke Kelly
Mr. Justice Scale Robert Carlile
Second Wife Audrey Corr
Melinda Meryl Gourley
Lucy Nora Mackey
A Servant Eddie Doyle(2)
Pluck Martin Crosbie
First Wife Yvonne Cooper
A Steward W. Blood Smyth
Production Team  
Set Designer John Ryan(4)
Musician CiarĂ¡n Bourke
Singer Louis De Brun
Produced by Dominic Roche
Production Manager Joan Geddes
Stage Director Ruth O'Mara
Stage Manager Eddie Doyle(2)
Stage Manager Tommy Rogers
Wardrobe Mistress Vera Patterson
Chief Electrician Tom Connor

Unpublished Scripts

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Source Of Information

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