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First Samuel


  • Playwright

    Graeme Roberts 

  • Synopsis

    A dramatisation of the old testament story of Samuel, Saul, David and Jonathan, highlighting the constant theme of the struggle between Church and State.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Abiah Jack McQuoid
1st Captain Jack McQuoid
Puah James Boyce
Doeg James Boyce
David Hugh Leighton
Timnah Hugh Leighton
Samuel Christie Gilbert
The Woman of Endor Kay Irwin
Elah Harry Corbett
Jonathan Mervyn Patterson
2nd Captain A.S.G. Loxton
Joel Ian Hunter
Bar Abbas Graeme Roberts
Zuph Edward O'Neill
Saul Jack Hunter
Abner Gerald Murphy
Priest Robert Kitching

Unpublished Scripts

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Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from the company programme, held at Belfast's Linen Hall Library Theatre Archive, and from press cuttings sourced for this project.