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The Story Brought by Brigit

A Passion Play in Three Acts


  • Playwright

    Lady Gregory 

  • Setting

    Outside the Gate of Jerusalem.
    Outside Pilate's Palace.
    By the side of the road leading to Calvary.

  • Notes

    "Our tradition and that of Gaelic Scotland, speak of St. Brigit as 'the foster-mother of Christ', and I have been told by poor women of Slieve Echtge that she succoured both Blessed Mother and Child when they were brought here by a Heavenly Messenger for safety in Herod's time, and that she 'kept an account of every drop of blood he lost through his lifetime'. So it is not going very far from that tradition to suppose she may have been present at the end of his life as at the beginning, and have told the story in her own way, as she had seen it in the body or in vision." A. Gregory

  • Synopsis

    Lady Gregory tells the story of Christ in her own invented dialect of Kiltartan and through the eyes of St. Brigit.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Daniel Michael J. Dolan
First Man Peter Nolan
Third Soldier Tony Quinn (1)
Marcus Maurice Esmonde
First Woman Sara Allgood
First Soldier Gabriel J. Fallon
A Young Scribe Gabriel J. Fallon
St. John P.J. Carolan
Third Woman Eileen O'Kelly
Joel Arthur Shields
Silas Barry Fitzgerald
An Egyptian Nurse May Craig
Judas Iscariot Eric Gorman
The Mother A. Anonymous
Christ A. Anonymous
Second Woman Maureen Delaney
Second Soldier F J McCormick
Pilate F J McCormick
St. Brigit Christine Hayden
Second Man Bernard Swan
Production Team  
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet
Produced by Michael J. Dolan
Stage Manager F J McCormick

Published Scripts

  • Title

    The story brought by Brigit: a passion play in three acts, by Lady Gregory.

  • Year


  • Published By

    G.P. Putnam's Sons

  • Address


  • Title

    Selected Plays of Lady Gregory

  • Year


  • Published By

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

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

  • Phone

    + 44 1753 886000

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Rights Information

  • Copyright Expired

Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.