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The Steward of Christendom

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Sebastian Barry 

  • Synopsis

    The Steward of Christendom is about one man's journey to true freedom, many years after he rejected the freedom granted to the Irish Free State. Now a patient in a county home, Thomas Dunne, the last Chief Superintendent of the Dublin Metropolitan Police in 1922, looks back on his life as he tries to keep his memories and ghosts at bay.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    4

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Annie Tina Kellegher
Matt Rory Murray
Recruit Rory Murray
Thomas Dunne Donal McCann
Maud Cara Kelly
Dolly Aislin McGuckin
Willie Jonathan Newman
Mrs O'Dea Maggie McCarthy
Smith Kieran Ahern
Production Team  
Director Max Stafford Clark
Designer Julian McGowan
Lighting Designer Johanna Town
Sound Designer Paul Arditti
Music by Shaun Davey

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Steward of Christendom

  • Year

    1997

  • Published By

    Methuen

  • Address

    Head Office, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London SW1V 1EJ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

  • Website

    www.methuen.co.uk

  • ISBN

    0413718204

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TRANSLATIONS

  • Published in French as

  • Title

    La régisseur de la chrétienté

  • Year

    1996

  • Published By

    Theatrales

  • Address

    France

  • RRP

    €10.98

  • ISBN

    2907810936

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Independent Talent Group

  • Address

    40 Whitfield Street
    London W1T 2RH
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7636 6565

  • Website

    www.independenttalent.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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