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The Piper of Tavran


  • Playwright

    Bernard Duffy 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Douglas Hyde (Dubhghlas de h├Źde)

  • Author Notes

    The play is founded on 'The Friars of Urlaur' (Douglas Hyde's "Legends of Saints and Sinners")
  • Setting

    The Hall of the Monastery of Urlaur Time - Seventeenth Century

  • Synopsis

    A morality fable in which a wandering minstrel turns out to be more godly than his hosts, the friars of Urlaur, who are plagued by an evil spirit whom only the piper can vanquish.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Notes

    Programme specifies Friars etc. so there are additional cast members needed.

Original Production

Original Cast  
The Bishop Peter Nolan
A Messenger Tony Quinn (1)
Brother Lucas Gabriel J. Fallon
A Friar P.J. Carolan
A Lay-Brother M. Connolly
Donagh O'Grady Patrick Kirwan
The Abbot J.A. Hand
Brother Anselm V. Young
A Friar J.H. Nagle
Production Team  
Musical Director Dr. J.F. Larchet
Produced by Michael J. Dolan
Company Manager Lennox Robinson

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Source Of Information

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