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The Patriot


  • Playwright

    Maeve O'Callaghan 

  • Setting

    The living-room of Dr. Cusack's house in an English industrial town. The sitting-room of Dr. Cusack's new house in Ireland a few weeks later. Time - the present.

  • Synopsis

    An Irish doctor working and living in England attempts to maintain his family's sense of its own 'Irishness' by all avenues open to him. He has ensured his offspring learn to speak Irish as children and later sends them to university in Irish cities. He ultimately sees them drifting into English customs and mannersisms and decides that there's only foolproof way to remain Irish. He moves lock and stock and barrell back to Ireland.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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Original Cast  
Dan Cusack Cyril Cusack
Professor Tarquin Eric Gorman
Laelia Cusack Ann Clery
Dr. Cusack Fred Johnson
Lottie Sheila Ward
Clive Waingate Frank Carney
Floor Polisher D Kelly
Esther Cusack Shelah Richards
Mrs. Cusack Ann Penhallow
Geraldine Tarquin Nora O'Mahony
Peggy Cusack Moya Devlin
Butcher's Boy M. Kinsella
Ian Cusack Brian Carey
Production Team  
Settings by Tanya Moiseiwitsch
Musical Director F.M. May
Produced by Hugh Hunt


  • Contact

    National Library of Ireland (Manuscripts Department)

  • Address

    Kildare Street
    Dublin 2
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 1 6030200

  • Email

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