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Colours - Jane Barry Esq.


  • Playwright

    Jean Binnie 

  • Setting

    The play spans 1806 - 1865 and scenes are set in several countries across the world.

  • Synopsis

    Colours - Jane Barry Esq. is based on the true story of a woman who lived her life as a man. Jane Barry took the name of her father, the Irish artist James Barry. She qualified as a doctor in 1812, went into the British Army and travelled the world, fighting in a duel, having affairs and on one occasion finding herself pregnant.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.


Original Cast  
Caroline Anne Keatings
Medical Student Enda Oates
Officer 3 Enda Oates
Officer in Ballroom (with stutter) Enda Oates
Dr. O'Connor Enda Oates
Lord David Erskine Pat Laffan
Commissioner Bigge Pat Laffan
Isobel Nuala Hayes
Frau Minnik Nuala Hayes
Tart Nuala Hayes
John Jobson Joe Savino
Renton Joe Savino
Arthur Wellsley, Duke of Wellington Des Cave
Officer 2 Des Cave
Sir Richard Plasket Des Cave
Charles Bosco Hogan
Dr. Thompson Peadar Lamb
Dr. Spey Peadar Lamb
Sir James McGrigor Peadar Lamb
Marie Anne Muireann Kelly
Dr. Munroe Kevin McHugh
Leisching Kevin McHugh
Major Sillery Kevin McHugh
James Barry Kevin Flood
Jane Barry Veronica Quilligan
Officer 1 Vincent O'Neill
Miranda Vincent O'Neill
Officer on Ship Vincent O'Neill
Mr. Dynesson Vincent O'Neill
Officer in Jamaica Vincent O'Neill
Student 2 Nicholas Grennell
Officer in Ballroom Nicholas Grennell
Renshaw Nicholas Grennell
Surgeon Brian McGrath
Minnik Brian McGrath
Dr. Hope Christopher Fitz-Simon
Dr. Weston Christopher Fitz-Simon
Commissioner Thomas Christopher Fitz-Simon
Joseph Trevor Laird
Student 1 Robert Bowman
Cleote Robert Bowman
Production Team  
Director Jude Kelly
Set Designer Robert Jones (1)
Lighting Designer Tony Wakefield
Costume Designer Bronwen Casson
Sound Nuala Golden
Assistant Set Designer Anne Curry
Design Assistant Colman Corish
Assistant Costume Designer Anne Cave
Production Manager John Costigan
Stage Director Ann Myler
Stage Manager John Andrews
Assistant Stage Manager Mairead McGrath
Assistant Stage Manager Fergus Linehan (2)
Props Master Stephen Molloy
Set Construction Chameleon Productions
Set Construction John Kavanagh (3)
Set Construction Mark Darley
Set Construction Peter Rose
Scenic Artist Angie Benner
Wardrobe Supervisor Anne Cave
Wardrobe Assistant Carol Smith
Wardrobe Assistant Bernie Friel
Wardrobe Assistant Vicky Miller
Prop Maker Marie-Clare Boothman
Production Photography Fergus Bourke


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