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  • Playwright

    Carolyn Swift 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Diego Fabbri

  • Synopsis

    Inquisition has four characters. A young priest who feels he has mistaken his vocation, a young husband who feels he had and still has a vocation to the priesthood adn his wife who, knowing this, has blackmailed him into marriage by attempting suicide. The priest and the wife blame God for their unhappiness; the husband is brought to believe that Heaven has duped him too because it was a revelation like dream which led him to accept his marriage as the Will of God. The three are joined by an old Prior, in charge of a miraculous shrine which is a place of pilgrimage, where the trio go to find a solution to 'the awful problem of human lonliness'.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    September 1959

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    This play was performed at the Pike Theatre

Original Cast  
Wife Anna Manahan
Priest Brian Phelan
Prior Gearóid Ó Lochlainn
Husband Patrick Nolan
Production Team  
Director Alan Simpson
Set Tony Carruthers

Rights Information

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from contemporary press cuttings