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1847 - 1916

John William Whitbread was born in England in 1847. He moved to Dublin where he was lessee and manager of the Queen's Theatre from 1884-1904. Known for his popular historical dramas, his plays toured throughout the United Kingdom with Kennedy Miller's company. His last play, Sarsfield, premiered at the Queen's Theatre in 1904. Plays premiered before 1904 include Shoulder to Shoulder, The Irishman, The Nationalist, Lord Edward, The Victoria Cross, Theobald Wolfe Tone, Rory O'More, The Insurgent Chief, The Sham Squire and The Ulster Hero.


Play Title Playwright
Sarsfield JW Whitbread