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The Grand Inquisitor


  • Playwright

    Ulick O'Connor 

  • Notes

    Performed with two other Noh plays Submarine and Deirdre under the umbrella title "Homage to Zeami."

  • Synopsis

    In The Grand Inquisitor, an Archbishop is confronted with the conversion from the Latin liturgy to the vernacular.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    The original cast also included 3 actors as 'Chorus' and 2 musicians

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    02 October 1978

  • Production Notes

    Produced as part of the Dublin International Theatre Festival.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Performed at the Edmund Burke Theatre.

Original Cast  
Beggar Cecil Allen
Beggar Ann Sinnott
Archbishop Martin Dempsey
Monsignor Christopher Casson
Legate Garrett Keogh
Chorus Orla Barry
Chorus Seamus Newham
Chorus Geraldine Plunkett
Musician Ron Cooney
Musician Mel Mercier
Production Team  
Director James W. Flannery
Choreographer Sachiyo Ito
Composer A J Potter
Set, Costume & Mask Design Consolata Boyle

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Marsh Agency

  • Address

    11 Dover Street
    London W1S 4LJ

  • Phone

    + (44 ) 20 7399 2800

  • Website


Source Of Information

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