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Beneath One Banner

A Drama of Orange and Green


  • Playwright

    Se├ín McCarthy 

  • Setting

    Time: 1865
    Place: Roslin, Midlothian

  • Synopsis

    Set during a strike in a Scottish pit-town in the 1860s, a group of highlanders march back home, led by their piper, rather than cross the picket. A group of starving Irish dispossed tenant farmers and their families appear, sent with the promise of work in the coal mine. Some of the more hotheaded Orangemen in the local community, however, resolve to teach them a lesson.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production


  • Production Notes

    First produced by Scottish theatre company 7:84
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at Cumbernauld Theatre.

Original Cast  
Maeve Nora Connolly
Brendan Macguire John O'Toole
Bill Scott John Stahl
Beattie Doreen Cameron
Ciaran Grace Gerard Doyle
Fiona Scott Corinne Harris
Murdo Dalgliesh Tom Marshall
Joyce McDara Iain McColl
Traoloch Ian McCurrach
James Pettigrew Finlay Welsh
McNab Finlay Welsh
Production Team  
Director David MacLennan
Designer Annette Gillies
Artistic Director John McGrath
Lighting Designer Alistair McArthur
Costume Designer Mary-Jane Reyner
Deputy Stage Manager Maggi King
Photography David Liddle
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Source Of Information

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