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McRoarty T.D.

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Fergus Linehan (1) 

  • Setting

    Set in and around the small town of Carrickseamus, next year (1969).

  • Synopsis

    A local Gombeenman cum politician who has looked after himself, his family and his 'friends' is challenged by a returning emigrant - a young man made good in England. The political party however side with the young man and having outgrown its need for the older man, they sacrifice him, making him a national hero.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    9

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Colman McGuinness Des Nealon
Peadar McRoarty T.D. Martin Dempsey
Maire McRoarty Rosaleen Linehan
Emmet Todd John Franklyn
Con Masterson Desmond Perry
Pat Scally Patrick Bedford
Mrs. Celia Cummins Helen Robinson
Paul O'Kelly Gerry Sullivan
Pat Langan Cecil Sheehan
Liam Cullen Liam Sweeney
The Widow Quilligan Eileen Lemass
Various Characters John Ryan(4)
Gregory Mulhall Robert Carlile
Various Characters Mary Randles
Various Characters Rosaleen Whyte
Various Characters Maureen Gallagher
Various Characters Joseph Moynihan
Various Characters Sam Brown
Various Characters Denton Walter
Various Characters Tom Hughes-Ellis
Production Team  
Director Barry Cassin
Settings by George Gavan Duffy
Stage Director Mai McFall
Stage Manager Liam O'Sullivan
PR Leon Scully
Company Artistic Director Phyllis Ryan

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Fergus Linehan

  • Address

    19 Anglesea Avenue
    Blackrock
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Fergus Linehan

  • Address

    19 Anglesea Avenue
    Blackrock
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.