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Act of Union


  • Playwright

    Seamus Finnegan 

  • Setting

    Belfast, 1980

  • Synopsis

    Episodic play in which several characters - including a housewife, a publican, two winos, and British soldiers - discuss life in Belfast during the Troubles.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production


  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Soho Theatre

  • Venue Notes

    Performed during Soho Theatre's period at Soho Poly. Transferred to Drill Hall Theatre (now RADA Studios).

Original Cast  
Soldier Mark Lambert
Paddy Patch Connolly
A Protestant Declan Mulholland
Sidney Miller Declan Mulholland
Bucksey Declan Mulholland
Maisie Valerie Lilley
Nurse Valerie Lilley
Prison warder Michael McKnight
Stan Michael McKnight
Prison warder Mark Lambert
Sean Mark Lambert
A Catholic Patch Connolly
Production Team  
Director Julia Pascal

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Micheline Steinberg Associates

  • Address

    Studio 315 ScreenWorks, 22 Highbury Grove
    London N5 2ER

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 3214 8292

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this listing was taken from the published play script.