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Dearly Beloved Roger

A Play on Dean Swift.


  • Playwright

    John O'Donovan (1) 

  • Synopsis

    An historical piece following the life of Jonathan Swift from the cradle to the grave.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible in places. Five Dancers were also included in the original production.


Original Cast  
Various Characters Fedelma Cullen
Swift, as a young man Jim Norton
Hester, as a young girl Bernadette McKenna
Sir Alfred Howard Des Cave
Jeremiah Des Cave
John Boyle Peadar Lamb
Dancer Virginia Cole
Laetitia Pilkington Kathleen Barrington
Hester Johnson(Stella) Aideen O'Kelly
Roger Harry Brogan
John Barron Carteret Bill Foley
Eugene Edward Golden
Robert Harley Geoff Golden
George Frederick Handel Geoff Golden
Simon Micheál Ó hAonghusa
Various Characters Nuala Golden
Various Characters Chris O'Neill
Various Characters Patrick Dawson
Rev. Dr. F. Wilson Pat Layde
Various Characters Gerald Woods
Various Characters Bruce Deane
Very Reverend Jonathan Swift, S.T.D. Joe Lynch
Rebecca Dingley Eileen Crowe
Various Characters Terry Gallivan
Anne Peggy Hayes
Various Characters Phelim Golden
Various Characters John Byrne (1)
Esther Van Homrigh Máire Ní Néill
Dancer Francesca Sydner
Various Characters Mary O'Gorman
Singer Catherine Walsh (2)
Dancer Dorra de Bri
Dancer Alva de Bri
Dancer Maura Miller
Various Characters John Dervan
Various Characters Donal Cox
Various Characters Kevin McDermott
Various Characters Seamus Clare
Production Team  
Director Edward Golden
Settings by Liam Miller
Music by Éamon Ó Gallchobhair
Stage Manager Joe Ellis


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