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The Savages


  • Playwright

    James Douglas 

  • Setting

    Set in Martain Nore's House, in an Irish midland town in August 1960.

  • Synopsis

    In this play, Douglas compares the natives of midlands Ireland with those of the Congo, when the son of midlands family stationed with the U.N. Troops in the Congo, comes under siege from the Congolese.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    08 April 1970

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Amalgamated Artists.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Eblana Theatre

Original Cast  
Dessie Des Nealon
Martain Nore Martin Dempsey
Sarah May Cluskey
Fintan Mahoney Seamus Healy
T.P. Eamon Keane
Jean Olivia Shanley
Pat David Byrne(2)
Production Team  
Director Frank J. Bailey
Settings by Peter Avery
Lighting Joe Davis (1)
Stage Director Liam O'Sullivan
Stage Manager Val Griffin

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.