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The Man in the Green Coat


  • Playwright

    Arthur Frewen 

  • Setting

    Set on an Estate in Tipperary in 1777.

  • Synopsis

    When an English Planter in 18th century Tipperary plans improvements on his estate, undeterred by threats from the Whiteboys(a secret movement of tenant farmers), tragedy follows his decision to carry out his plans.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    23 January 1962

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Aussolas by arrangement with Stanley Illsley and Leo McCabe.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    3Olympia Theatre

Original Cast  
Carty Brendan Cauldwell
Willy Luby Niall Tóibín
Tobin John Cowley
Nolan Desmond Perry
Butty Bohun Paddy Long
Mat Tuohy Gerry Sullivan
Mahony Dominic Roche
Canty Raymond Macken
Paddy Dunn Éamon Brennan
Josie Celia Salkeld
Toby Blunt Noel Dryden
Helen Nancy Manningham
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Settings by Robert Heade
Music by Sean O'Riada
Stage Director Bill Hay
Stage Manager Paddy Long
Stage Manager Tom O'Neill
Assistant Stage Manager Raymond Macken
Assistant Stage Manager Eamonn Duffy
Stage Carpenter Tommy Rogers
Chief Electrician Tom Connor

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

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