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Three Leopards


  • Playwright

    Cecil Monson 

  • Setting

    France and Scotland 1558-1587

  • Synopsis

    The story of the tragic figure of Mary, Queen of Scots.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast Doubling is possible. See Original Production for details.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Lady Scrope Patricia Daly
Fleming Eileen Ashe
Duke of Norfolk Roy Irving
Lord George Douglas Roy Irving
Chronicler John Irwin
Elizabeth Shelah Richards
Lowther Robert Hennessy (1)
James Stuart Robert Hennessy (1)
Earl of Bothwell Harry Fine
Sir William Fitzwilliam Landon Sorrell
Jane Kennedy Doris Monson
Anthony Standen Edward McCormack
Lord Scrope Edward McCormack
Master William Douglas Freddy Monson
Two Soldiers James Cassidy
Camden Curwin Cecil Brock
Lord Robert Stuart Cecil Brock
Lady Curwin Truda Barling
Woman in Black Truda Barling
Servant to Swift Alexander Dignam
Renee Adrienne V
Countess of Argyle Hilda White
Lord Lyndsay Landon Sorrell
Susan Máirín Hayes
Mr. Randolph Edward Lexy
Earl of Kent Fred Johnson
Sir Andrew Melville Liam Gaffney
Duke of Northumberland Liam Gaffney
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots Coralie Carmichael
Seton Ria Mooney
Sir William Maitland James Mason
David Riccio Fred Johnston
Lord Darnley Micheál Mac Liammóir
George Douglas Edward Lexy
Burgoyne Edward Lexy
Two Soldiers James Devoy
Sir Francis Knollys Cecil Monson
Arnault Cecil Monson
Beton Diana Vernon
Beale Lionel Dymoke
Lord Ruthven Lionel Dymoke
Sir Nicholas Throgmorton Lionel Dymoke
Patrick Bellinden William Fassbender
Chronicler Art O'Murnaghan
Paulet James Devoy
Livingstone Cathleen Delany
Production Team  
Director Hilton Edwards
Settings by Micheál Mac Liammóir
Lighting Designer Hilton Edwards
Costume Designer Micheál Mac Liammóir
Musician F.R. Tracey
Musician Gretta Smith
Musician Bay Jellett
Musician Cathleen Rogers
Stage Manager Pauline Reeves
Assistant Stage Manager Máirín Hayes
Assistant Stage Manager Edward McCormack
Wardrobe Mistress Christina Keely
Chief Electrician Martin Rabbett
Carpenter Michael Lambert
Assistant Art Director Art O'Murnaghan

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

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