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Boy Soldier


  • Playwright

    Ben Hennessy 

  • Synopsis

    A play about the life of Waterford born John Condon – The Boy Soldier – the youngest allied soldier killed in the First World War. Condon enlisted in October 1913, before the war, when he was aged 14. Condon died in Flanders during the second battle of Ypres on May 24th 1915.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    In addition to the characters listed, numerous 'others' were played by cast members


Original Cast  
John's Mother Lynda Gough
Tommy Walsh Joe Meagher (1)
Sgt. John Power Michael Power
Redmond Sean Lawlor
John Condon Matthew Dunphy
J.T. Sullivan Eoin Lynch
Martin Gaule Lenny Hayden
Production Team  
Director Pat Kiernan
Set Designer Ben Hennessy
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Costumes Joan Hickson
Choreographer Mary Nunan
Music Composed by Jamie Beamish
Musician Christopher Dunne
Production Manager Liz Honan
Stage Manager John Grubb
Assistant Stage Manager Christopher Dunne
Scenic Artist Dave Curran
Scenic Artist Clair Walsh
Stage Crew Dave Curran
Stage Crew James Sullivan
Lighting Crew Andy Cummins
Lighting Crew Laura Honan
Marketing/Press Officer Gerry Lundberg
Marketing/Press Officer Catherine Collins
Visual Engineer Danny O'Dwyer
Administrator Catherine Collins
Administrator Joan Dalton
Administrator Tina Canty
Administrator Jean Reid


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Red Kettle Theatre Company

  • Address

    Central Hall, 123a Parade Quay, The Viking Triangle
    Co. Waterford
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)51 879 688

  • Email

  • Website


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