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The Dreamers

A play in three acts by Lennox Robinson.


  • Playwright

    Lennox Robinson 

  • Setting

    The Brady's house in Rathfarnham, Co Dublin, July 16, 1803. A room in the White Bull Inn, Thomas St., Dublin, July 23, 1803; the door of the Depot, Marshalsea Lane, Dublin that evening; and later in the evening back at the White Bull Inn. Mrs Palmer's house, Harold's Cross, Dublin, August 25, 1803.

  • Synopsis

    A dramatisation of Robert Emmet's failed rebellion and his relationship with Sarah Curran in Dublin in 1803.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    There were 3 additional 'other men', not doubled up, played by Arthur Shields, Edward Reardon and Jack Dunne

Original Production

Original Cast  
Kate Sheila O'Sullivan
Mike J A O'Rourke
Roche J A O'Rourke
Robert Brady Andrew Patrick Wilson
Sarah Curran Sara Allgood
Con Sean Connolly
Mangan Sean Connolly
Julia Kathleen Drago
Jerry Thomas O'Neill
Jim J F Barlow
Mickey Michael Conniffe
Mary Cathleen McCarthy
Mrs Dillon Ann Coppinger
Jane Curran Nora Desmond
Felix Rourke J M Kerrigan
Henry Howley J M Kerrigan
Martin Brady Udolphus Wright
Quigley Eric Gorman
Lacey Eric Gorman
Mulligan Barry Fitzgerald
Major Sirr Philip Guiry
Trenaghan Philip Guiry
Peter Freyne J G St John
Robert Emmet Fred O'Donovan (1)
Phillips Fred Harford
John Brady Arthur Sinclair
Jones H E Hutchinson
Peter Flynn Sydney J Morgan
Larry J M Kerrigan
Mrs Palmer Helena Molony
Production Team  
Produced by Andrew Patrick Wilson

Published Scripts

  • Title

    The Dreamers. a play in three acts, Lennox Robinson

  • Year


  • Published By


  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Abbey Theatre Archive

  • Address

    Abbey and Peacock Theatres
    26 Lower Abbey Street
    Dublin 1
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    00 353 1 887 2200

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

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