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Red Roses for Me

A Play in Four Acts


  • Playwright

    Sean O'Casey 

  • Setting

    Two Roomed home of the Breydons.
    A Dublin Street beside a Bridge over the Liffey.
    Part of a church grounds round the protestant church of St. Burnupus.

  • Synopsis

    The struggle of Ayamonn Breydon, a working-class Protestant hero, and his fellow workers against employers who refuse to pay an extra shilling a week.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In addition to the cast members listed, the production included 17 men and 1 woman playing citizens, strikers etc.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Ayamonn Dan O'Herlihy
Dowzard John McDarby
A Singer John Richards
Eeada Sheila Carty
Finnoola Cepta Cullen
1st Man Joseph O'Dea
Rev. E. Clinton Michael Walsh (2)
Foster Wilfred Brambell
Samuel Luke McLoughlin
Shiela Morneen Sheila May
Brennan O' The Moor John Stephenson (1)
Inspector Finglas Austin Meldon
2nd Man Patrick Nolan
1st Railway Man Patrick Nolan
Roory O'Balacaun W. O'Gorman
Dympna Gertrude Quinn
Mulccanny Seamus Healy
Mrs. Breydon Ann Clery
A Lamplighter John Allen (2)
Production Team  
Settings by Ralph Cusack
Producer Shelah Richards
Musical Director Robert Bolton
Stage Director Cecil Ford
Stage Manager Sheila Carty
Stage Manager Lorcan Bourke
Assistant Stage Manager Anne Yeats
Set Construction Charles Bolger
Set Assistant Anne Yeats
Set Painter Ralph Cusack
Production Electrician Fred Beasley

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Estate of Sean O'Casey: Macnaughton Lord Representation

  • Address

    44 South Molton Street
    London W1K 5RT

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7499 1411

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

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