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Storm Song


  • Playwright

    Denis Johnston 

  • Setting

    The action of the Play takes place in and near a small group of islands off the western coast of Ireland, and also in London.

  • Notes

    This play was written under Denis Johnston's pseudonym of E.W. Tocher.

  • Synopsis

    About the making of a film in the west of Ireland, with echoes of Robert Flaherty and Man of Aran. The play follows the creative struggle between the artistic visions of the director and the cameraman, and the reaction of the local inhabitants.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In addition to the above cast, there are 9 male and 9 female extra roles designated as Men of the Islands, People of the City and Mr. Solberg.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Alf Quilt Cyril Cusack
Earl of Clanbrassil Jack Dwan
Deirdre Dobbs Shelah Richards
Gordon King Niall Mac Ginnis
Telegraph Boy Leslie Colling-Mudge
Michael Robert Hennessy (1)
The Captain Landon Sorrell
Commissionaire Lionel Dymoke
Maysie Bristow Betty Chancellor
Innkeeper Art O'Murnaghan
Alastair Chevenix Raymond Percy
Bob Bristow Edward Lexy
Paudeen Seamus Healy
Jennifer Joyce Coralie Carmichael
Bride Ria Mooney
Szilard Hilton Edwards
Martin Burke John Irwin
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Settings by Micheál Mac Liammóir
Lighting Designer Hilton Edwards
Stage Manager Art O'Murnaghan
Assistant Stage Manager Máirín Hayes
Wardrobe Mistress Christina Keely
Chief Electrician Martin Rabbett

Published Scripts

  • Title

    The Dramatic Works of Denis Johnston, Vol. One

  • Year


  • Published By

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

    P.O. Box 6
    Gerrards Cross
    Buckinghamshire SL9 8XA

  • Phone

    + 44 1753 886000

  • Email


  • Website


  • ISBN


Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Micheal Johnston

  • Address

    20 Burdett Avenue, Sandycove
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

Source Of Information

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