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The Bugle in The Blood

A Play in Three Acts


  • Playwright

    Bryan MacMahon 

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Tim Sullivan Harry Brogan
Voices of neighbouring women Ríte Ní Fhuaráin
Andy Trimble Padraig O Neill (2)
Rab Seán Mac Shamhráin
Evelyn McCann Máire Ní Thuathail
Maroya Trimble Bríd Ní Loinsigh (1)
Mrs Monahan Eileen Crowe
May Bridie Monahan Dóirín Ní Mhaidín
Voices of neighbouring women Íde Ní Mhathúna
Circus Jack Bhaitéar Ó Maicín
Joseph Trimble Brian O'Higgins
Botany Conell Michael J. Dolan
Voices of neighbouring women Ronnie Nic an Mhaistir
Production Team  
Set Designer Vere Dudgeon
Produced by Ria Mooney
Stage Manager Udolphus Wright

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    A.P. Watt Ltd.

  • Address

    20 John Street
    London WC1N 2DR

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7405 6774

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and Ireland's Abbey Theatre: A History 1899-1951 by Lennox Robinson, with additional information from press cuttings of the time.