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White Star of the North


  • Playwright

    Rosemary Jenkinson 

  • Setting

    Belfast, 2012

  • Synopsis

    1912, the year of the Titanic and the Ulster Covenant. The Protestant Massey family is torn apart by fears of Home Rule in Ireland and religious discrimination

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    2 additional roles were played by members of the company

Original Production

Original Cast  
Sergeant/Commissioner Michael Liebmann
Robert Massey Ruairi Conaghan
Crawford Massey Andrew Simpson
Evelyn Massey Roisín Gallagher
Reverend Ferguson/Frank Buckley Kerr Logan
Production Team  
Director Des Kennedy
Lighting and Set Designer Ciaran Bagnall
Costume Designer Diana Ennis
Fight Director Ciaran O'Grady
Vocal Coach Peter Ballance
Production Manager Keith Ginty
Deputy Stage Manager Monica McNally
Assistant Stage Manager Alec Reece
Company Stage Manager Nick Trueman
Technician Sean Paul O'Rawe
Set Construction The Workshop
Wardrobe Supervisor Pat Musgrave
Wardrobe Assistant Hazel Bye
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Lyric Theatre

  • Address

    55 Ridgeway Street
    Belfast BT9 5FB
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)28 9038 5685

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was drawn from the company play programme and material.