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BORSTAL BOY

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Frank MacMahon 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Brendan Behan
    Based on Brendan Behan's autobiographical novel.

  • Setting

    Set in a Borstal in Britain.

  • Synopsis

    Tells the story of Behan's time in a British Borstal.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    33

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mrs. Gildea Kathleen Barrington
Knowles Jim Bartley
Library Warder Harry Brogan
Dale Robert Browne
Ken Jones Niall Buggy
James John Byrne (1)
Lavery Michael Campion
Joe Bob Carlile
Jock Des Cave
Callan Patrick Dawson
Charlie Milwall Vincent Dowling
Governor Bill Foley
Padre Bill Foley
Warder Clive Geraghty
Rivers Clive Geraghty
Young Brendan Behan Frank Grimes
Landlady Peggy Hayes
Brownie Tony Hayes
Tom Meadows John Kavanagh (1)
Cragg Pat Laffan
Prison Chaplain Pat Layde
Tessie O'Shea Pat Layde
Shaggy Paddy Long
Chawlips Eamon Morrissey
Policeman Seamus Newham
Parry Seamus Newham
Sheila Máire Ní Ghráinne
The Sergeant Philip O'Flynn
Policewoman Joan O'Hara
Harty Chris O'Neill
Warder Arthur O'Sullivan (2)
Governor Desmond Perry
The Inspector Desmond Perry
Voice of the Judge Ian Priestley Mitchell
Detective Vereker John Richardson
Tubby Ritchie Stewart
The Elder Behan Niall Tóibín
Production Team  
Director Tomás Mac Anna

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Borstal Boy

  • Year

    1971

  • Published By

    Samuel French Inc

  • Address

    45 West 25th Street - Dept.W
    New York
    US

  • Phone

    + 1 212 206-8990

  • Fax

    +1 212 206-1429

  • Website

    http://www.samuelfrench.com

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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