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A Beginning of Truth


  • Playwright

    G.P. Gallivan 

  • Synopsis

    This is a play about conscience and what we replace it with when we turn away from the pain of self-knowledge. A character driven piece, set against the grubby world of politics of the time.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    24 April 1968

  • Producer

    Produced by Lantern Theatre Club

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Performed at the Lantern Theatre Club at 38 Merrion Square East, Dublin.

Original Cast  
David Jessop Bosco Hogan
Tommy Jennings Tom Jordan
Bill Regan Paul Clarke
Monica Miriam McCann
Michael Crotty Paddy O'Broin
Nancy Jennings Colette McGlinn
Production Team  
Director Patrick Funge
Designer Hugh Kearns
Stage Manager Eamonn McGlinn
Assistant Stage Manager Jean Cleary
Assistant Stage Manager Andrew Killian
Assistant Stage Manager Violet Mahon
Photography Paul Clarke
House Manager Vincent Colman
Programme Austin O'Malley

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from unpublished research material.