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The Enemy Within

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Colm Maher 

  • Setting

    Drogheda in the 1640s.

  • Synopsis

    A play about the choices we make in war; stand and fight,or go into business with your enemy? Where do you place your loyalties when your own friend could turn and stab you in the back? Set during and after Oliver Cromwell's infamous siege of Drogheda.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    1

  • Cast Notes

    Some cast doubling possible.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    24 August 2008

  • Production Notes

    Commissioned by the Old Drogheda Society, Louth Local Authority and the Heritage Council.

  • Producer

    Produced by Upstate Theatre Project

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Site-specific. Part One (1641) was performed at Laurence's Tower in Drogheda; Part Two (1649) was performed in the Martello Tower in Millmount.

Original Cast  
The Friar Ciaran Kenny
Soldier Bern Deegan
Robert Fitzpatrick Bern Deegan
Eoghan O'Malley Patrick O'Donnell
John Fiennes Duncan Lacroix
Grace de Barra Joanne Mallon
Production Team  
Director Declan Mallon
Director Paul Hayes

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Upstate Theatre Project

  • Address

    Barlow House, West Street
    Drogheda
    Co. Louth
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)41 984 4227

  • Email

    admin@upstate.ie

  • Website

    www.upstate.ie

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Upstate Theatre Project

  • Address

    Barlow House, West Street
    Drogheda
    Co. Louth
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)41 984 4227

  • Email

    admin@upstate.ie

  • Website

    www.upstate.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the company programme and printed material.