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The Conspiracy


  • Playwright

    Kenneth E.L. Deale 

  • Setting

    The action takes place between Dublin and London in the late nineteenth century.

  • Synopsis

    Dramatisation of a court case, in which there was an attempt to destroy Charles Stewart Parnell's character by linking him to the Phoenix Park Murders.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


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  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See Original Production for details.


Original Cast  
Secretary of Commission Court Stephen Rea
Various Characters Niall O'Brien(1)
Ballad Singer Des Cave
Various Characters Sinead Cusack
Sir Charles Russell Ray McAnally
Sir J.C. Day Alec Doran
Sir A.L. Smith Bob Carlile
Sir James Hannen Harry Brogan
J.C. MacDonald Bill Foley
Various Characters Clive Geraghty
Sir Richard Webster, Q.C. Edward Golden
Charles Stewart Parnell Geoff Golden
H. H. Asquith Geoff Golden
W. J. Shannon Micheál Ó Briain
Richard Pigott Philip O'Flynn
Doctor Maguire Pat Layde
Various Characters Frank Grimes
Various Characters Jack Kelly
Edward C. Houston Vincent Dowling
Various Characters Vici Somers
Various Characters Sabena O'Doherty
Various Characters Niall de Burca
Various Characters Michael Fitzsimmons
Various Characters John Gough
Various Characters John Ledwidge
Production Team  
Director Frank Dermody
Set Designer Liam Miller
Stage Manager Joe Ellis
Set Painter Brian Collins


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