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  • Playwright

    John MacKendrick 

  • Setting

    Set in Copenhagen from 1766-1772

  • Synopsis

    The story of the reforming visionary, Dr. Struensee and his political struggles with the Danish authorities in the 18th century.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Various Female Roles Deirdre Donnelly
Various Female Roles Zelda Golden
Judge Patrick Dawson
Count Sperling Patrick Dawson
Queen Caroline Deirdre Lawless
Dr. Struensee Brian McGrath
Queen Juliana Áine Ní Mhuirí
Leif Colm O'Driscoll
Judge Patrick O'Callaghan
Chancellor Bernstoff Patrick O'Callaghan
Messenger Tony Lyons
Various Female Roles Billie Morton
Ex Chancellor Moltke Dermot Tuohy
Various Female Roles Fedelma Cullen
Brant Derek Chapman
Archbishop of Copenhagen Gerard McSorley
Francis John Olohan
General Gahler Liam O'Callaghan
King Christian VII of Denmark Conal Kearney
Jasmin Siabhra Woods
Various Female Roles Angela Harding
Count Rantzau Bill Foley
Judge Dermot Tuohy
Holck, Master of the Revels Tony Lyons
Production Team  
Director Colm Ó Briain (2)
Designer Consolata Boyle
Lighting Tony Wakefield
Sound Jim Colgan
Mime Director Maggie Ross
Stage Director Finola Eustace
Stage Manager Tommy Rogers
Assistant Stage Manager Michael Bono

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

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