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Roger Casement


  • Playwright

    Roger McHugh 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Alfred Noyes

  • Author Notes

    An adaptation of Noyes' book 'The Accusing Ghost or Justice for Casement (1957).
  • Synopsis

    A play dealing with the events in Roger Casement's life, from his knighthood in 1911 to his execution for high treason in 1916.

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Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    03 March 1958

  • Producer

    Produced by Cyril Cusack Productions

  • Original Venue

    Theatre Royal

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    This production was staged to mark the grand re-opening of the Theatre Royal in the first week of March 1958. It transferred to the Gaiety in Dublin the following week, with some minor cast changes.

Original Cast  
Sir Roger Casement Cyril Cusack
Butler G.H. Moore
Civil Servant Peter Murray
Capt. Nodolmy Charles Vance
Lieutenant Monteith Laurence Elyan
Colonel Edward Lexy
Waitress Christine O'Dea
F.E. Smith Emerton Court
Mrs. Morten Ginette Waddell
John Morgan Claude Jones
Waiter Patrick Stephens
Colonel Berry Charles McSheery
Gertrude Bannister Maureen Cusack
Richard Morten Gerard Healy
Chaplain Milo O'Shea
First Warder Paul Farrell
Civil Servant David Basil-Gill
Capt. Von Haughwitz John Molloy
Second Warder G.H. Moore
Production Team  
Director Gerard Healy
Settings by Liam Miller
Production Manager Harry Webster
Stage Director Maureen Roche
Assistant Stage Director Betty Long
Stage Manager Tom Jones
Wardrobe Mistress Eileen Long
Chief Electrician Harry Morrison
Secretary Denise Browne

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

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Source Of Information

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