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The Last Crusader


  • Playwright

    Barry McKinley 

  • Setting

    A Moscow prison, 1970

  • Synopsis

    Ordained by the church but trained to kill... they are the assassins of Christ. The time is the remembered 1970's and somewhere on the outskirts of Moscow two priests are held captive in a detention centre. The mysterious 'Thursday', head of military intelligence, is at large and his henchman Gleck, an albino torturer is hunting down priests within the Eastern Bloc - looking for one in particular... The Last Crusader.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Meara Donncha Crowley
Gleck Anthony Morris
Blake Patrick O'Donnell
Tomas Tiernan Kearns
Production Team  
Director Karl Shiels
Lighting and Set Designer Andrew Cummins
Lighting and Set Designer Laura Honan
Costume Designer Sinead Kelly
Composer/Sound Designer Derek Conaghy

Unpublished Scripts

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Source Of Information

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