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The Arms Crisis


  • Playwright

    Gerard Humphreys 

  • Setting

    Ireland during The Arms Crisis, Summer 1969 to May 1970.

  • Synopsis

    The story of Captain Kelly and the Arms Crisis in Ireland from 1960-1970.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes


Original Production

Original Cast  
Captain Kelly Eamonn Hunt
Performer Brendan Laird
Performer Mick Judd
Orla Céire O'Donoghue
Performer Simon Keogh
Performer Warren Gifford
Production Team  
Director Ray Yeates
Set Designer Robert Ballagh
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Costume Designer Marie Tierney
Sound Designer Mark O'Brien (2)
Line Producer Niamh Ní Chonchubhair
Production Manager Marie Tierney
Stage Manager Monica Callen
Assistant Stage Manager Róisín Clarke
Dramaturg Seán McCarthy
Set Construction Shane Kenny
Set Construction Matt Houlihan
Wardrobe Assistant Lindsay Pearson
Sound Engineer Sean Ronan
Poster Designer Robert Ballagh
Photography Patrick Redmond
Chief LX Paul Hyland
Publicity Kate Bowe (Bowe Communications)
Transport Oddie Sherwin

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Gearóid Mac Unfraidh

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

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