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The Spanish Soldier

A play in three acts by Louis D'Alton


  • Playwright

    Louis d'Alton 

  • Synopsis

    In D'Alton's third play, a newly married man goes to Spain to fight for Franco and returns badly wounded. Prone to bouts of religious ecstacy, he inexplicably recovers, leaving many to proclaim a miracle.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes


Original Production

Original Cast  
Nanno Deasy Phyllis Ryan
Kevin McMorna Cyril Cusack
Hessy McMorna Ria Mooney
Father Conn Michael J. Dolan
Mrs McMorna Eileen Crowe
Davey Deasy Fred Johnson
Moses Furlong F J McCormick
Hugh McMorna Denis O'Dea
Production Team  
Director Lennox Robinson
Stage Manager Cecil Ford

Unpublished Scripts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 and Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.