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  • Playwright

    A.P. Fanning 

  • Synopsis

    A sketch on the Irish civil war demonstrating that the two sides weren't separated by hatred or animosity so much as by principle. It focuses on republican prisoners being held as hostages, their fate to be decided by whether or not one of their commanders will be captured.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

Original Cast  
A Boy Cyril Cusack
A Poet Fred Johnson
A Corporal W. O'Gorman
A Sergeant J. Winter
An Officer Michael Clarke (1)
A Captain Joseph Linnane
A Farmer T. Moran
A Priest Ernest W. Nesbitt
Production Team  
Produced by Lennox Robinson

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Two one-act plays: 'Vigil' and 'Brandon' by A.P. Fanning

  • Year


  • Published By

    Midland Tribune

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published playscript and press cuttings of the time.