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The Patriot Game


  • Playwright

    Tom Murphy (1) 

  • Notes

    The Patriot Game was originally commissioned by the BBC in 1965 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Easter Rising. The television play was never aired.

  • Synopsis

    A docu-drama charting the events of the Easter Rising, 1916.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast Doubling is nessecary. Seee Original Production for details.


Original Cast  
Pearse's Mother Paula McFetridge
Evangelist Paula McFetridge
Plunkett Paula McFetridge
Mick Pat Kinevane
McDonagh Pat Kinevane
Johnstone Pat Kinevane
Molly Fionnuala Murphy
MacDermott Fionnuala Murphy
Asquith Fionnuala Murphy
Countess Markiewicz Hazel Dunphy
Wimborne Hazel Dunphy
Jim David Gorry
Clarke David Gorry
Friend David Gorry
Cowen David Gorry
Nathan Timothy Reynolds
Hobson Timothy Reynolds
Redmond Timothy Reynolds
Birrell Michael McMonagle
MacNeill Michael McMonagle
Maxwell Michael McMonagle
Connolly Paudge Behan
O'Brien Bronagh Gallagher
Mallin Bronagh Gallagher
Pearse Aidan Gillen
Biddy Rachel Rogers
Ceannt Rachel Rogers
Narrator Nell Murphy
Ballad Singer Sarah Merrigan
Production Team  
Director Alan Gilsenan
Designer Kathy Strachan
Lighting Tony Wakefield
Sound Dave O'Brien (2)
Design Assistant Karen Weavers
Production Manager Trevor Dawson
Stage Director Finola Eustace
Technical Stage Manager John Kells
Assistant Stage Manager Suzanne O'Halloran
Assistant Stage Manager Collette Morris
Props Master Stephen Molloy
Set Construction John Kavanagh (3)
Set Construction Mark Darley
Set Construction Peter Rose
Set Construction Martin Hayes
Scenic Artist Patricia Donnison
Wardrobe Supervisor Anne Cave
Wardrobe Assistant Carol Smith
Photography Fergus Bourke



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Alexandra Cann Representation

  • Address

    Box 116, 4 Montpelier Street
    London SW7 1EE

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)7796954969

  • Email


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