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The United Brothers

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Christine Longford 

  • Setting

    Lady Steele's House, 11 Merrion Square, Christmas Eve, 1797
    Henry Sheares' house, 128 Baggot Street, 1798
    The guard-room of the Castle

  • Synopsis

    Play about the cork-born Sheares brothers, who were executed for taking part in the 1798 rebellion.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Maria Steele Cathleen Delany
John Sheares Ronald Ibbs
Julia Sheares Maureen Halligan
Ellen Doris Finn
Lady Steele Nora O'Mahony
Henry Sheares Hamlyn Benson
Captain Armstrong Michael Ripper
A Sergeant John Biggerstaff
Sally Sheares Pauline Clarke
Daly John Kelly (1)
Production Team  
Settings by Carl Bonn
Costumes Lord Longford
Musician Gretta Smith
Musician Alice Brough
Musician Annie McNally
Produced by John Izon

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The United Brothers by Christine Longford

  • Year

    1942

  • Published By

    Hodges, Figgis & Co.

  • Address

    Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Lady Boyd

  • Address

    Ince Castle
    Saltash
    Cornwall
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)1752 842 672

  • Email

    boydince@aol.com

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme